OrthoWave® - Orthopedic Injury Treatment
Chronic orthopedic injuries can be debilitating, causing pain and disruption during activities ranging from simply getting out of bed to playing your favorite sport.
There are limits to what medication, injections, and other conservative treatments can do, and everyone wants to avoid the risks, downtime, and recovery of surgery. OrthoWave® High-energy Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (HeSWT) is the treatment that will end your pain. The injuries we treat include:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Tennis Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis
- Golfers Elbow – Medial Epicondylitis
- Torn Meniscus
- Jumpers Knee – Patellar Tendinosis
- Greater Trochanteric Pain
- Achilles Tendinosis
- Calcified Shoulder Tendonitis
- Stress/Nonunion Fractures
Chronic Overuse Injuries
Partial Tendon Tear
Frequently Asked Questions
How many OrthoWave® treatments will I need?
Only a single treatment with OrthoWave® is required to end the pain and heal the injury. Studies have shown that a single, high-energy treatment to have efficacy rates over 90%.
How long do the results last?
OrthoWave® does not just cover the pain, it initiates your body’s natural healing process to actually heal the injury for long-term results. The results are permanent unless the area is injured again.
Do I need need a referral from my doctor?
While a referral from your doctor is not required, we normally ask that you attempt conservative treatments with your doctor first, as they often work. OrthoWave® is an alternative to surgery if those conservative treatments fail. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis; usually for professional and amateur athletes or others with extenuating circumstances and the need to heal quickly.
Does the treatment hurt?
For the vast majority of patients, no, but occasionally there can be some discomfort at the higher energy levels. We do several things to ensure your comfort. First, the treatment site is normally numbed with a local anesthesia (field block). We also understand that you may be nervous about the procedure so we offer a fast acting sedative. During the treatment, we constantly communicate with you as the energy level is slowly increased. If it starts getting uncomfortable, we can slow the rate of increase and allow the analgesic effects of the shockwaves to set in before increasing further.
Do you accept insurance?
Unfortunately, insurance does not normally reimburse for SWT so we are strictly self-pay, although you can use your HSA or FSA. We do offer short and long term financing through CareCredit.
Who cannot be treated with OrthoWave®?
Most adults of any age can be treated with OrthoWave®. Tumors in the area being treated is a disqualifier and those on blood thinners or with blood clotting issues will need to receive clearance from their treating physician first. Children are not normally candidates for OrthoWave®, except for the treatment of Osgood-Schlatter disease.