How long does shock wave treatment last?

During each session, approximately 2500 to 3000 shocks will be delivered to the injured tissue. The results of this treatment will continue to improve over several weeks. Between 8 and 12 weeks after treatment, you can expect to get the best results, meaning you won't suffer from any chronic pain that interferes with your mobility and overall well-being in your daily life. Most people who receive shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction usually see benefits within one to three months.

Initial results (within the first few weeks) can be dramatic. There is still not enough research or long-term data to indicate how long treatment might last, whether its effects might wear off, or if you'll need additional treatment later on. This type of pain-relieving therapy uses low-energy sound or acoustic waves instead of electrical waves. As this is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment, this treatment does not involve any downtime.

If you have scar tissue in the area that contributes to the pain, shockwave therapy will also help you break down this thick, fibrous tissue. During the 2 years of follow-up, the effect of low-intensity shock wave treatment was lost in all patients with diabetes who had severe erectile dysfunction at the start of treatment. Overall, clinical studies have demonstrated that shockwave therapy is effective and safe, but more research is needed to identify potential risks and the best treatment protocols for people with erectile dysfunction. This treatment uses sound waves to interrupt the transmission of pain neurotransmitters through the body, meaning that acoustic energy acts at the molecular level to reorganize and correct the way the body interprets pain.

You should avoid high-impact exercises, such as running or playing tennis, for the first 48 hours after treatment. This treatment works like a specific massage to release trigger points, which will release all the tensions associated with back pain. On the other hand, patients with milder forms of erectile dysfunction without diabetes had a 76% chance that the beneficial effect of low-intensity shock wave treatment would be maintained after 2 years. Whether you need one treatment or more than three, the number of treatments you need to achieve optimal results depends both on the problem being treated and on its severity.

Most people can return to their normal activities the next day after shockwave therapy, but the urologist will discuss whether you should restrict your activity for longer to recover. This is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment, meaning that it does not require any invasion of body tissue or the use of anesthesia as a treatment. The therapy is not new, but its use in the treatment of painful joints and muscles is a relatively recent development. This therapy is approved by the FDA for the treatment of pain and other health problems, such as stress fractures, cellulite, and erectile dysfunction.

This treatment has several benefits that are attractive to patients, such as the high success and satisfaction rates of clinical trials and the overall improvement in daily life and mobility. FDA-approved treatments must pass rigorous clinical trials and overcome clinical scrutiny before they can enter the public market for use.