Shockwave Therapy in Charlotte

Lotus Acupuncture is a freestanding wellness facility dedicated to providing the highest quality care available using Shockwave Therapies.

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Why Consider Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) has a proven success rate that is equal to or greater than that of traditional methods and without the risks, complications and lengthy recovery time. ESWT does not require anesthesia, requires minimal amount of time, patients can weight bear immediately, and return to normal activity within a few days of the procedure.

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

  1. Does not require anesthesia

  2. Patients can be treated on both sides at the same time if the condition requires

  3. Patients are immediately full weight bearing

  4. Fast, safe and effective

  5. Patients are evaluated for success after 12 weeks

  6. Decrease pain and increase function

  7. No incision; no risk for infection at the treatment site; no scarring

  8. Future treatment options are not limited

  9. Cost effective

What Are The Expected Results?

The beneficial effects of ESWT are often experienced after only 3 to 5 treatments. Some patients report immediate relief after the treatment although it can take up to 4 weeks for pain relief to begin and between 9 to 12 weeks to see complete results. Studies demonstrate the most significant healing is between 6 and 9 weeks. This procedure eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving quality of life.
 

How is the treatment performed?

The pain region is localized and discussed with the patient. A coupling gel is then applied to the treatment area, where the hand piece will be placed on the region to generate shock waves. The applicator is moved in a circular motion over the pain region for the duration of the treatment. The shock waves are converted into sound energy once the kinetic energy hits the body’s immovable tissues. Each session takes between 5 and 15 minutes depending on the disorder being treated and is scheduled at weekly intervals.

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