The Sound Alternative to Surgery

OrthoWave® High-energy Shockwave Therapy

The best alternative to surgery for chronic overuse and other orthopedic injuries

End the Pain and Increase Function

Non-Invasive, No Surgery, No Injections

Fast Long-Term Relief with No Downtime

FDA Approved, Proven Safe and Effective

More Effective than Surgery

OrthoWave® - Orthopedic Injury Treatment

Chronic orthopedic injuries can be debilitating, causing pain and disruption during activities ranging from simply getting out of bed to playing your favorite sport. 

There are limits to what medication, injections, and other conservative treatments can do, and everyone wants to avoid the risks, downtime, and recovery of surgery.  OrthoWave® High-energy Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (HeSWT) is the treatment that will end your pain.  The injuries we treat include:

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Plantar Fasciitis

Tennis Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis

Golfers Elbow – Medial Epicondylitis

Torn Meniscus

Jumpers Knee – Patellar Tendinosis

Greater Trochanteric Pain

Achilles Tendinosis

Calcified Shoulder Tendonitis

Stress/Nonunion Fractures


If you answer yes, then OrthoWave® High-energy Shockwave Therapy may be for you
  • Is the pain reducing your quality of life?
  • Have conservative treatments with your doctor failed?
  • Have you been suffering for at least 4 months?
  • Would you like to avoid the risks and downtime of surgery?
  • Are you looking for a proven, non-invasive treatment that works?
The energy delivered to an injury by HeSWT has numerous biological effects on bones, tendons and other soft tissue.
  • Breaks down scar tissue and calcifications
  • Increases blood flow through vascular growth
  • Immediately decreases pain with analgesic effects
  • Initiates your body’s natural healing process in your injury, including the upregulation of growth factors and other healing factors, for long-term relief
HeSWT has been studied and used extensively for over 20 years.
  • There are hundreds of studies proving the safety and efficacy of OrthoWave HeSWT for orthopedic injuries
  • No serious nor long-term complication has ever been observed
  • Fully FDA approved, Class 3, medical device
  • OrthoWave® is true HeSWT; with Sonex, you know you are getting the best.
OrthoWave® is a non-invasive treatment completed in office.
  • Only a single 40 min treatment is required to end the pain
  • Prior to treatment, a local anesthetic is often administered to numb the treatment site
  • You are positioned in an exam chair, ultrasound gel applied, and the HeSWT treatment head placed precisely against the injury site
  • 3000 to 4000 shockwaves are delivered at a specific frequency/energy level while ensuring your comfort
  • Post treatment instructions are provided and you are able to leave immediately
OrthoWave® is completely non-invasive so there is no lengthy recovery period, time off from work, nor risk of complications like invasive surgery.
  • High-impact activities need to be avoided for 30 days but no restrictions on routine activities (work, shopping, etc)
  • Braces, boots, slings, crutches, etc, are not required
  • Most patients see a significant decrease in pain immediately
  • Greatest improvement realized over first 30 days but healing continues for several months
  • Waiting 30 days is often hardest part as the injury quickly feels good for the first time in a long time…just give it some time to fully heal
Shockwave Therapy is an effective non-surgical treatment for numerous injuries. Please contact us to learn more about Shockwave Therapy, the injuries we treat, if you are a candidate, and how we can help get you back to life pain free.

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Proven- Safe - Effective

OrthoWave® is a proven, safe, and effective treatment for chronic overuse and other musculoskeletal injuries that have failed conservative treatments. This non-invasive alternative to surgery does not just mask the pain, it stimulates your body to heal the injury for fast, long-term relief.

Complex Meniscus Tear



This 39 years old patient was suffering from a complex meniscus tear and was in constant pain. He had a significant reduction in pain immediately after his OrthoWave® treatment and was pain free 90-days later when the the second MRI was taken. It continued to improve and after approximately six months, he was able to back squat over 300 lbs with no pain.

Chronic Overuse Injuries

Reduction in pain 3, 6, and 12 months

The formation of scar tissue and calcifications can cause chronic overuse injuries such as plantar fasciitis, patellar tendonitis, Achilles tendonitis, and tennis elbow to fail conservative treatments. OrthoWave® non-invasively breaks apart scar tissue and calcifications, stimulates vascular growth, and initiates your body’s natural healing process for fast, long-term relief.

(Graph data: Dr. Ludger Gerdesmeyer, ESWT for the treatment of Chronic Calcifying Tendonitis of the Rotator Cuff, JAMA, Nov 19, 2003, Vol 290, No 19)

Partial Tendon Tear




This 47 years old patient was suffering from a partial tear in his rotator cuff. After his High-energy Shockwave Therapy Treatment, the tendon heals, providing long-term relief without risks, pain, or downtime of surgery.

(Images: Moya et al, Current Knowledge on Evidence-based Shockwave Treatments for Shoulder Pathology, IJS, Dec 2015, Vol 24, Part B, 171)


Only a single treatment with OrthoWave® is required to end the pain and heal the injury. Studies have shown that a single, high-energy treatment to have efficacy rates over 90%.

OrthoWave® does not just cover the pain, it initiates your body’s natural healing process to actually heal the injury for long-term results. The results are permanent unless the area is injured again.

While a referral from your doctor is not required, we normally ask that you attempt conservative treatments with your doctor first, as they often work. OrthoWave® is an alternative to surgery if those conservative treatments fail. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis; usually for professional and amateur athletes or others with extenuating circumstances and the need to heal quickly.

For the vast majority of patients, no, but occasionally there can be some discomfort at the higher energy levels. We do several things to ensure your comfort. First, the treatment site is normally numbed with a local anesthesia (field block). We also understand that you may be nervous about the procedure so we offer a fast acting sedative. During the treatment, we constantly communicate with you as the energy level is slowly increased. If it starts getting uncomfortable, we can slow the rate of increase and allow the analgesic effects of the shockwaves to set in before increasing further.

Unfortunately, insurance does not normally reimburse for SWT so we are strictly self-pay, although you can use your HSA or FSA. We do offer short and long term financing through CareCredit.

Most adults of any age can be treated with OrthoWave®. Tumors in the area being treated is a disqualifier and those on blood thinners or with blood clotting issues will need to receive clearance from their treating physician first. Children are not normally candidates for OrthoWave®, except for the treatment of Osgood-Schlatter disease.

What Clients & Experts Say

“I am extremely pleased with the results and would like to thank the staff at Sonex Therapy for helping me get back to running pain free.”
Brandon K.
(Plantar Fasciitis)
“I'm still in the process of working back up to maximal effort, but even at this stage of recovery the improvement is substantial and close to amazing. I'd 100% recommend this service to others.”
Edward B.
“The true test came that following Monday when it was time to head back to work and tackle the stairs. I was able to walk up and down the stairs for the first time in months without any pain. Having this procedure done has been a life changing experience. I have zero pain/discomfort and far more mobility than I thought possible.”
Norine S.
“Fixed my chronic patellar tendinosis”
Kyle M.

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