What Can ShockWave Therapy Treat?
ShockWave Therapy is a safe, non-invasive treatment that has been shown successful by several studies. ShockWave treatment has been shown to be effective in treating plantar fasciitis, lateral epicondylitis, and calcific tendinitis of the shoulder in a number of randomized, double-blind clinical trials. It has also been found safe for the treatment and improvement of erectile dysfunction.
ShockWave Therapy is an efficient method of treating a wide range of issues affecting the lower and upper limbs. Some examples are:
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Bone injuries – Shin splints (MTSS), stress fractures and non-union fractures
- Calcific tendinopathy
- Tennis elbow (common extensor tendinopathy)
- Golfer’s elbow (common flexor tendinopathy)
- Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (also referred to as gluteus medius tendinopathy and/or trochanteric bursitis)
- Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy (also referred to as high hamstring tendinopathy, or hamstring origin tendinopathy)
- Patella tendinopathy
- Insertional Achilles tendinopathy
- Mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy
- Plantar fasciitis
ShockWave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction
No age is “normal” when it comes to ED. Having an active sex life is not incompatible with aging.
One of the newest therapies for ED has shown promise in helping men improve their erections and sexual function. There is no need for medicines or intrusive procedures when undergoing ShockWave Therapy treatment for erectile dysfunction since it employs sound waves to enhance blood flow in the penis.
The inability to get or keep an erection that is satisfactory for sexual interaction is recognized medically as erectile dysfunction or impotence. Thousands of men worldwide are currently suffering from this illness. Recent studies show that more than half of all males experience erectile dysfunction. ShockWave Therapy, also known as Low-intensity extracorporeal ShockWave Therapy (LIST), is a novel, non-invasive treatment technique for erectile dysfunction that does not need surgery. This therapy seeks to physically fix the erectile system that permits men to have natural, spontaneous erections, as opposed to the typical treatment methods that just address the symptoms.
What is ShockWave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction?
Low-energy shock wave treatment has been demonstrated to enhance the effectiveness of oral medications for erectile dysfunction. It may also help restore some of your natural erections by boosting blood flow to the penis.
How Does ShockWave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction Work?
ShockWave Therapy is a non-invasive, in-office treatment that targets deep tissues at the penile base and penile shaft with low-intensity pulses (waves). ShockWave Therapy is often administered over the course of multiple (6-12) appointments. These shockwaves induce anatomical stresses during therapy, which in turn stimulate physiological processes called neovascularization, which aim to repair blood vessels and enhance circulation. An erection that lasts requires a steady supply of blood, which is provided by an increase in blood flow to the penis.
New blood vessel development is prompted, and plaque buildup in existing blood vessels may be broken down, when high-frequency sound waves are administered to the penis. ShockWave Therapy treatment may improve erections and sexual function by treating the underlying cause of ED—low blood flow.
How Does ShockWave Therapy Treat Erectile Dysfunction?
Many factors can lead to erectile dysfunction (ED), but for most men it is a symptom of a more serious health problem such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Medications like sildenafil (Viagra) and tadalafil (Cialis) are used to treat erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow to the penis in men with these conditions.
However, these treatments to increase blood flow have serious side effects and should not be taken by people with certain health conditions, such as high blood pressure, a history of heart disease, liver problems, Peyronie’s disease, and many others. They provide only a short-term solution, mask the symptoms without addressing the underlying problem, and may even make things worse.
To remedy the underlying cause and produce long-lasting results for 75% of patients, targeted ShockWave Therapy treatment devices emit pressure waves that enhance blood flow by dissolving plaque accumulation in the penis and encouraging the creation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis). Addressing modifiable aspects of one’s lifestyle, such as one’s nutrition and level of physical activity, can have long-lasting benefits on one’s health.
Who Can Benefit from ShockWave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction?
ShockWave Therapy treatment is a promising option for men with any degree of erectile dysfunction. That includes roughly half of all males who have trouble attaining or keeping an erection.
ShockWave Therapy may be a good option for men who…
- Want a remedy that can tackle the root cause of ED
- Are hoping for a more favorable reaction than oral ED medications
- Want to try less invasive methods first for relieving their ED symptoms
Six sessions are administered over the course of six weeks, and between fifty percent and eighty percent of patients see an improvement in their erections 30 days after finishing the whole therapy cycle.
How Long Does ShockWave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction Last?
Positive responses have been reported to extend for up to one or two years, however this may vary from person to person.
What To Expect During Your Treatment
Once the numbing gel has taken effect, shockwaves will be focused on specific locations around the penis’s shaft and base. Sessions typically last between 15 and 20 minutes.
Schedule Your ShockWave Therapy Treatment Today
If you suffer from any of the treatments listed above, or would like to discover one of the latest technologies used to treat erectile dysfunction, ShockWave Therapy may be ideal for you. Contact Infinity MedSpa today to learn more about this amazing treatment, and to schedule your ShockWave Therapy appointment today!