What is Softwave?

What is Softwave?

November 3, 2022

Are you looking for an alternative treatment option for your neck, low back, knee, or foot pain? Softwave could be the answer you are looking for.

Softwave is a drug-free and surgery-free option that the FDA has cleared. There are minimal chances for side effects, beyond mild soreness and it can be used 1-2 times per week to help with pain control and speed up the recovery process. Softwave could be the answer you are looking for if you are looking for an alternative treatment option.

What is Softwave?

Softwave or Orthogold is a type of regenerative medicine that uses soundwaves to trigger the body’s natural healing process. This non-invasive therapy has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of conditions, including neck pain, low back pain, knee pain, and foot pain as well as neuropathy.

Is Softwave the same as Shockwave?

Yes but no. Softwave is technically Shockwave therapy, however, most Shockwave devices are smaller in nature and penetrate less than an inch deep as well as being focused in nature. Softwave is unfocused in nature and penetrates roughly 4 in deep with a much wider area of treatment under the sound head this allows for more thorough treatment allowing for better and more consistent results.

How does Softwave work?

Softwave therapy uses soundwaves that travel at over 3000k miles per hour to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. This stimulation triggers the release of stem cells, which then repair the damaged tissue. It helps reduce inflammation to promote a better healing environment in the treatment area.

Will it hurt?

Most patients report general discomfort over the areas that are most inflamed but with each visit, this area gets smaller and less intense. It is typically very unusual to see severe or even significant pain with treatment. Usually, this happens it’s because the operator has the intensity set too high. Many of my patients who report discomfort, report it as a dull achy pain but only while this sound head is over top.

How long does it take?

Many patients report improvements in their pain and range of motion after the first visit. Most patients complete their treatment within 8 to 10 visits.

How much area can be treated in a single visit?

Treatment is typically isolated to a single leg or arm or trunk due to the body having a limited ability to respond to multiple areas of restarted healing during the same treatment session. However, up to 2 treatment sites could be treated in a single visit so long as those treatment sites were close together or smaller in nature for both. Treating too large of an area or too many locations could lead to additional soreness.

Will Softwave alone get me better?

For a small number of patients, Softwave will be sufficient to get them back to their prior level of function and reduce their pain. However, many patients would benefit from physical therapy to address the underlying impairments that are causing the inflammation in the first place. Muscle imbalance or weakness is typically the source of many of the causes of chronic pain. If you do not address these issues will lead to the likely reoccurrence of your pain or there would be a month, six months, or a year later, and the pain is likely to come back if the weakness or imbalance is still there.

Does insurance cover Softwave?

Unfortunately, not at this time due to a large number of people out there using substandard equipment insurance does not cover shockwave or softwave.

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