Check out these frequently asked questions about shockwave therapy and their corresponding answers…
How does Shockwave Therapy work for ED?

Shockwave therapy makes use of low-intensity impulses or frequencies to improve blood flow to the penis by eliminating micro-plaque, opening up existing penile blood vessels and stimulating the growth of new ones. Instead of breaking something down, as in the case of shock waves for lithotripsy, shock waves used in shockwave therapy, which use about one-tenth the energy of the former, help build a healthier penis. The treatment gets rid of scar tissue and restores natural erectile function. So not only does it heal the penis but it also opens the door for the organ’s natural responses to reoccur.

The two theories revolving around the way shock waves work to treat erectile dysfunction are:

  • Theory number 1 – by creating an injury, the shock waves also birth new blood vessels that help heal vasculogenic ED.
  • Theory number 2 – shock wave therapy improves erectile dysfunction by enlisting the help of stem cells, which help stimulate the growth of penile and corporal tissue.
How do I benefit from Shockwave Therapy for ED?
This therapy can help enhance erections thereby increasing sexual performance. It also helps you achieve better orgasms. All these mean a better sex life, happier sexual partners, more confidence, more sexual drive, more energy, and a chance to live a healthier and more meaningful life. A man’s sexual health is closely linked to his overall health. ED may have severe effects not only on a man’s physical health, but also his mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Shockwave therapy helps one avoid or stop the turmoil that comes with ED.
How long will I be benefiting from Shockwave Therapy for ED?
The benefits of this therapy can last from 2 to 3 years.
Are there potential side effects I have to be wary about for ED?

As of current, no known side effects have been reported. Low-intensity shock wave therapy, while yet to earn the approval of the FDA, is already widely used in many other countries. Results from early U.S. trials, however, have shown a lot of promise. Still, additional data is needed to ensure the clinical efficiency and safety of low-intensity shock wave therapy. Clear protocols have to be established as it clears patients of any danger or threat of ineffectiveness.

What about pain issues? For doses that are minimal, the pain is also minimal. You will mostly just have to deal with skin redness.

Shock wave therapy as a treatment for ED is already being marketed and some brands, such as ours at Shockwave Therapy MD, have shown great results.

You may want to avoid shock wave therapy if you have any one of the following conditions:

  • Severe diabetes
  • Severe venous therapy
  • Have undergone pelvic surgeries, like radical cystectomy or radical prostatectomy
How long should I be getting the treatment for ED?

Depending on your situation, you may need to go through 6 to 12 treatment sessions. There have been reports of some men, who after being treated with 12 sessions of shock wave therapy, only needed to use medications afterward. They no longer need to go through penile injection therapy to get an erection.

Findings have also reported that lower energy density and treatment courses less than six weeks yielded better results. Similar results were also found for men who underwent daily treatments as opposed to every-other-day treatments.

Here’s an example of how treatments tend to go:

Six treatments – will likely be two 15-minute treatment sessions per week for three weeks.

There will then be follow-ups after month one, three, and six.

You will be able to engage in sexual intercourse as early as one week after getting the treatment. Some were even able to do so on the night after the procedure.

Our staff can help determine the number of sessions you have to undergo.

What is the biggest advantage of Shockwave Therapy for ED?
Shockwave Therapy is non-invasive. It does not require any kind of surgery for you to complete. This treatment stands out as it is potentially disease modifying and, unlike other medications for ED, which sometimes lose their effectiveness with age, studies have found that this one continues to work for men older than 60. It eliminates the tissue scarring and restores the penile muscle’s function.
Can I use Shockwave Therapy even if I do not have Erectile Dysfunction?
Most definitely! This therapy is also available to those who wish to improve their performance in bed. Talk to us to learn more about the wondrous benefits of this treatment!
How do I start my Shockwave Therapy treatment?
We encourage you to talk to our team by contacting us via our contact details. We look forward to talking with you!
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How does Shockwave Therapy work?
The Shockwave Therapy healing method uses modern technology to provide patients with safe and high-quality physiotherapy treatment. This method of physiotherapy works by accelerating the healing process in the body by stimulating your metabolism and improving blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. The shockwave machine applies strong energy pulses to affected areas, which occur for short periods of time creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst. The resulting force penetrates tissues where it stimulates the cells that are responsible for connective tissues and bone healing. The effectiveness of this method offers many benefits to help the body when it has not been able to heal itself.
How can I benefit from Shockwave Therapy?

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is popular and effective in the management of chronic tendon conditions in the elbow, shoulder, and at and around the heels.
For some indications, such as Tennis or Golf Elbow, there really is no other effective treatment.
Shockwave Therapy has been shown to provide relief and healing for the following issues:

  • Status Post Muscular Injury
  • Patellar Tendinitis  (Jumper’s Knee)
  • Periostitis/Shin Splints
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Heel/Feet pain)
  • Heel Spurs (bony outgrowth in the heel bone)
  • Radial and Ulnar Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Tendinitis of the Shoulder – (Inflammation/calcification of shoulder joint tendons)
  • Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder (Acute calcification of shoulder joint tendons)
  • Patellar Tendinopathy (Apex Patellae Syndrome and Tibial Stress Syndrome/ Jumper’s Knee)
  • Achillodynia/ Achillobursitis (Inflammation of Achilles Tendons)
  • Myofascial trigger point therapy as neck (Neck trigger-points or painful points in the neck)
  • Myofascial trigger point therapy as back, muscular back pain (Painful points in muscles)
  • Trochanteric Bursitis (Pain in the hip area and/or the iliotibial tract)
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis/Rhizarthritis (Exostoses of hand joints, palmar side of the wrist)

Plus the energy pulses of the Shockwave Therapy healing method have also been able to provide patients with safe relief of general muscle aches and pains, as well as provide general wellness massage and skin elasticity benefits.

Are there potential side effects I have to be wary about?
Shockwave Therapy has minimal side effects or pain. By the targeted application of shockwaves, stress to the surrounding tissues is quite insignificant. The body is not burdened by pharmaceuticals, except the short-term effect of local anesthesia, if used. Other benefits of Shockwave Therapy include preventing surgical intervention and its relevant hazards.
How long has Shockwave treatment been utilized?
Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (ESWT) has been widely used in clinical practice for managing various orthopedic conditions in the USA and Europe for over 20 years. The ESWT has shown to exert an overall positive effect on the treatment success rate, pain reduction, and range of motion restoration in patients with soft tissue disorders. Various research studies suggest that focused shock wave therapy can relieve pain and can serve as an ideal alternative treatment option. The efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has been shown to be a great alternative to standard treatments and surgery.
What are the biggest advantages of Shockwave Therapy?
  • Shockwave Therapy Treatment is Non-surgical and Easy to Apply – Clients don’t need to worry about undergoing painful surgical procedures to heal. As an easy and effective procedure, Shockwave Therapy is beneficial since the modern machines used are intuitive and easy to use, therefore clients can apply this treatment effectively to themselves at their desired levels in minutes.
  • Shockwave Therapy is Affordable and Convenient – Other factors that make Shockwave Therapy so appealing is that clients can enjoy speedy and affordable healing in the comfort of their own home and don’t have to waste time traveling to their Doctor or Physiotherapist office. Thanks to ambulatory treatment, work absences are reduced to a minimum. Additionally, routine absences for sports athletes is likewise reduced.
  • Shockwave Therapy provides Accelerated Healing – The key benefit of Shockwave Therapy is that it highly accelerates healing, allowing clients to go back to their normal lives within the shortest possible amount of time. Just by undergoing a few sessions of this type of therapy, one can start to feel the healing effects.
  • Shockwave Therapy has been proven Safe and Effective, with Minimal Side Effects – The Shockwave Therapy method has been tested by highly-qualified professionals who confirm that it is safe and effective. Another key benefit that people who undergo Shockwave Therapy appreciate is minimal side effects. This means that patients spend their full time on healing without the pains and downtime of negative side effects.

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