What are the Side Effects of Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a relatively new treatment for erectile dysfunction that is not covered by insurance plans. It is important to distinguish shockwave therapy from radio wave therapy, which is commonly advertised as a non-invasive treatment for erectile dysfunction. Clinical studies have shown that shockwave therapy is effective and safe, but more research is needed to identify potential risks and the best treatment protocols for a person with erectile dysfunction. Shockwave therapy is generally recommended for patients who don't respond well to medications or who don't want more invasive treatments.

For those looking for a comprehensive approach to treating erectile dysfunction, Age Management Wellness Center offers shockwave therapy as part of its age management program. A shockwave therapy regimen normally includes six different treatments, but treatment protocols may change as more research becomes available. Low-intensity shock waves have also been shown to grow new blood vessels and improve blood flow in the penis, which is essential for erections. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) appears to be an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis (PF) and is supposed to be safe. It is important to note that shockwave therapy can cause some side effects, although they are usually mild and should not interfere with your daily life.

The most common side effect of shockwave therapy is bruising on the skin of the penis. Pain or difficulty during sexual intercourse may also occur due to the bruising. It is quite normal to feel mild discomfort in the treated area for up to one week after shockwave therapy, so don't worry if you notice mild side effects. Your physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation before shockwave treatment to ensure that the therapy is safe for you.

While it's OK to return to your normal routine after shockwave therapy, it's best to avoid strenuous activities or high-impact exercises for at least the first 48 hours. This will help limit any pain or discomfort you experience after shockwave treatment.