The Sound Alternative to Surgery

OsteoWave® High-energy Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

The best treatment to end the pain and increase function from osteoarthritis

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

OsteoWave® - Osteoarthritis Treatment

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:

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Thumb – CMC Joint




Big Toe – MTP Joint


If you answer yes, then OsteoWave®  High-energy Shockwave Therapy may be for you
  • Have you been diagnosed with osteoarthritis?
  • Is the pain reducing your quality of life?
  • Have conservative treatments with your doctor failed?
  • Would like like to avoid injections and joint replacement?
  • Are you looking for a non-invasive osteoarthritis treatment that works?
The energy delivered to an arthritic joint by HeSWT has numerous biological effects on the bones and cartilage
  • Restores the subchondral bone responsible for nourishing the cartilage
  • Increases blood flow in the area through vascular growth
  • Immediately decreases pain with analgesic effects
  • Initiates your body’s natural healing process in the arthritic joint, 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 HeSWT for orthopedic injuries
  • No serious nor long-term complication has ever been observed
  • Fully FDA approved, Class 3, medical device
  • OsteoWave® is true HeSWT;  with Sonex,  you know you are getting the best
OsteoWave® non-invasive treatment completed in office.
  • 1 to 3 sessions are required depending on the severity of the OA
  • Prior to treatment, a local anesthetic is sometimes administered to numb the joint
  • You are positioned in an exam chair, ultrasound gel applied, and the HeSWT treatment head placed precisely against the joint
  • 3000 to 4000 shock waves are delivered at a specific frequency/energy level while ensuring your comfort
  • Post treatment instructions are provided and you are able to leave immediately
OsteoWave® 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 in the first week and as significant increase in function the second week
  • Greatest improvement realized over first 30 days but healing continues for several months
  • Waiting 30 days is often hardest part as the joint feels good for the first time in a long time…just give it some time to 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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Depending on the severity of osteoarthritis and other factors, one to three sessions will be needed to end your pain and increase your function.

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.

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 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.

What Clients & Experts Say

“I am extremely pleased with the results and would like to thank the staff at Sonex Orthopedics 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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