How Long Does Shockwave Therapy Take to Work?

Shockwave therapy, also known as extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) or radial shock wave therapy (RSWT), is a non-invasive, non-surgical ED Therapy that can provide relief from pain and promote healing for tendinopathy and many other sports injuries. This innovative therapy is used to treat specific pain in bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, and the results of this ED Therapy will continue to improve over the course of several weeks. Generally, it takes about 16 weeks after treatment to enjoy the full benefits of shockwave therapy. However, athletes can usually return to activity within 24 hours after treatment. 8 to 12 weeks after treatment is when you can expect to get the best results, namely, to avoid chronic pain that interferes with your mobility and overall well-being in your daily life.

There are several factors that can affect how long it takes for shock wave therapy to work, such as the patient's age, medical history, and the severity of erectile dysfunction (ED). Most patients require three sessions of shock wave therapy, each one week apart, before noticing significant pain relief. Your specialist may be able to adjust how you use the shockwave device if the pain is significant. Shockwave therapy is often used in combination with other therapies, such as physical therapy and platelet-rich plasma injections. It is important to note that if a tendon or ligament is almost completely torn, shock wave therapy may cause the remaining tissue to tear apart.

Therefore, shock wave therapy is a type of targeted therapy that only treats injured or damaged areas. Shockwave therapy provides numerous benefits to people seeking healing from ligament, muscle, bone, capsule and tendon injuries. It is administered by a sports medicine doctor or athletic trainer under the supervision of a doctor. With this treatment, you can expect to get the best results 8 to 12 weeks after treatment.