The Sound Alternative to Surgery
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
Osteoarthritis can be disruptive, frustrating, and demoralizing; but it does not have to be. Its effects range from mild discomfort that is an annoyance to severe pain that keeps you from doing the things you love.
Medication and joint injections can provide some relief, but only short-term; and no one wants to get a joint replaced. OsteoWave® High-energy Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is the osteoarthritis treatment you are looking for. Joints treated include:
Thumb – CMC Joint
Big Toe – MTP Joint
OsteoWave® initiates healing of the bone and soft tissue of the joint so it provides long-term results. The results normally last for several years but that can be extended or shortened by numerous factors such as level of activity, age, weight, and others. While engaging in strenuous, high-impact activities may shorten the period of relief, it is safe and effective to treat the joint again.
A referral from your doctor is not required for OsteoWave® although you must have a diagnosis of osteoarthritis from an MD. OsteoWave® is for mild to severe osteoarthritis so there is no need to suffer through injections or other conservative treatments first. OsteoWave can be your first and last treatment for your osteoarthritis.
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 often 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.
Most adults of any age can be treated with OsteoWave. Tumors in the joint 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. Other than that, OsteoWave® is a great alternative to invasive joint injections and risky joint replacement surgery for the vast majority of people.