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Radial Pressure Wave Therapy in Spearfish

If you’re struggling with a chronic musculoskeletal condition that is keeping you from living life to the fullest, we invite you to consider Radial Pressure Wave Therapy (RPW Therapy) at Eklund Chiropractic.

This non-invasive treatment uses acoustic waves to stimulate the body’s natural healing processes, targeting areas afflicted with tendinopathy, scar tissue, and other persistent injuries.

The acoustic waves penetrate up to two inches into the affected tissues, creating micro-trauma that enhances blood flow and promotes tissue healing. Unlike invasive procedures, RPW Therapy activates the body’s inherent repair mechanisms, catalyzing recovery without the need for surgical intervention.

Who Can Benefit?

Typically, the therapy benefits active people in their 30s to 50s who exercise regularly or have physically demanding jobs. Patients often seek RPW after dealing with prolonged discomfort from conditions like tendinitis or after injuries that have not adequately healed, leading to scar tissue formation. RPW Therapy is particularly suited for people who have been putting up with pain for a long time, seeking relief, and wanting to return to their active lifestyles.

Wave Therapy - Knee

Conditions It Can Address

RPWT is remarkably effective in addressing conditions such as

  • Shoulder issues
  • Bicep tendinitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee issues
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain

What to Expect

The process of getting RPW Therapy at the practice is straightforward. First, a conductive gel is applied to the target area, and we’ll use an instrument that emits acoustic waves directly into the tissue. While more intense than an ultrasound treatment, RPWT is designed to be tolerable, with the intensity of the sensations varying depending on the area we’re treating.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this therapy safe?

Yes! RPW is a very safe modality, and it has minimal side effects. The most common sensations people experience following treatment are mild irritation or swelling, similar to the soreness experienced after a vigorous workout.

How many sessions will I need?

The therapy protocol typically spans three to eight sessions (and possibly up to 12), each lasting about 15 minutes. Patients often report noticeable improvements in pain reduction and increased range of motion even after the first session.

Is there anyone who can’t receive the therapy?

Pregnant women, those with open wounds or hardware in the part of the body needing treatment, people with blood clots, and kids who still have growth plates that are still open should not get RPWT.

Book an Appointment

Ready to get out of pain and on the path to healing? Take that first step by scheduling an appointment!

Radial Pressure Wave Therapy | (605) 717-9314