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Trying to Avoid Surgery? Try Shockwave Therapy

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Shockwave therapy is getting a lot of attention and for good reason:

It can treat a variety of conditions without leaving a mark, and with no down time.

One of its best uses is for pain relief, especially for people with chronic pain conditions such as plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, and shoulder pain. The therapy works by delivering acoustic waves to the affected area, which can stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, reduce inflammation, and increase blood flow. All of these benefits have been shown to alleviate pain and improve mobility.

Here at Bodywork Docs we offer two different types of shockwave therapy: Radial Wave and Focus Wave. We have seen dramatic improvement in patients. One example is treatment of frozen shoulder without injections, surgeries, or downtime.

Another major advantage of shockwave therapy is that it can improve and speed up tissue regeneration by stimulating the production of collagen and promoting the formation of new blood vessels (neovascularization). This is especially beneficial for conditions involving tendons and ligaments, such as Achilles tendinopathy and tennis elbow, where tissue damage and degeneration are common,. Even more extreme examples like avascular necrosis of the hip, which typically needed a hip replacement, is now being treated with Focus Wave Therapy instead. By encouraging a healthier tissue environment, shockwave therapy can accelerate recovery and even reduce the likelihood of re-injury.

Shockwave therapy is also highly valued for the fact that it is minimally invasive and safe. Unlike surgery, it does not require incisions, anesthesia, or significant downtime. Patients can often return to their normal activities shortly after treatment, And best of all, the risk of side effects is relatively low, with most patients experiencing only mild and temporary discomfort at the treatment site.

Finally, the accessibility and convenience of shockwave therapy mean that you don't have to turn your schedule upside down just to get in for a treatment. Treatments take place in our cozy downtown Westport location with easy parking. A session for one treatment area is relatively quick, usually lasting between 15 to 20 minutes.

As research continues to support its benefits and new applications emerge, jump on board with shockwave therapy and enjoy more mobility and less pain.

You can conveniently book online at or call us at 203-651-5090 and our patient care specialist Christine will take care of you.


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