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SoftWave FAQs

  • What is SoftWave therapy?

    SoftWave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses patented technology to promote healing at the cellular level, improve blood supply, and initiate the body’s natural healing process. SoftWave is performed with a patented device called the OrthoGold, developed by Tissue Regeneration Technologies, and is available at licensed medical clinics throughout the United States. This FDA(510k) cleared technology produces powerful, unfocused shock waves delivered during treatment to an injured, scarred, or inflamed region of the body. Treatment typically takes 10-15 minutes, and no anesthesia, numbing agents, or recovery time is required.

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  • What conditions and injuries are treated by SoftWave therapy?

    SoftWave therapy treats an array of conditions, injuries and symptoms, including:

    • Joint and muscle pain like knee, shoulder, and lower back pain
    • Overuse injuries like plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, and jumpers knee
    • Orthopedic conditions like carpal tunnel, meniscus tears, and soft tissue injuries
    • Ulcers, wounds, burns
    • Neuropathies
    • Post-surgical healing

    This list grows each year as new applications are discovered for this breakthrough technology.

    View the full list of conditions treated by SoftWave therapy.

  • Where can I go to get SoftWave therapy?

    SoftWave therapy is performed by licensed clinicians at doctors’ offices, chiropractic and physical therapy clinics, and medical centers across the United States. Click to find a SoftWave provider in your area.

  • What are the medical benefits of SoftWave therapy?

    Medical benefits of SoftWave therapy include:

    • Improves blood supply
    • Modulates inflammation
    • Reduces acute and chronic pain
    • Stimulates, activates and recruits resident cells
    • Repairs, remodels and regenerates tissue
    • Accelerates wound healing
    • Induces antibacterial effect
  • What is the SoftWave treatment process like?

    SoftWave is a fast and convenient non-invasive procedure that usually lasts 10-15 minutes, with no downtime required for recovery. First, ultrasound gel is applied, then the SoftWave device is gently placed to deliver shock waves to the injured area. Most patients feel a gentle tapping or pulsing sensation, while some patients may experience mild pain or discomfort. The use of anesthesia or numbing agents is not necessary. Effective communication with the provider during treatment can help identify treatment hotspots and track progress.

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  • Is SoftWave painful?

    SoftWave therapy is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment. Some patients feel only a mild tapping or pulsing on the skin, while others experience slight pain or discomfort in the treatment area. Your specialist can adjust the intensity if discomfort is significant. The level of discomfort may also depend on the amount of pain the patient is already experiencing. Most patients are able to tolerate any discomfort for the duration of the treatment, which lasts just 10-15 minutes on average.

  • What results should I expect from SoftWave Therapy?

    If you are a candidate for treatment, SoftWave therapy can provide both immediate and long-lasting results. After one SoftWave session, patients typically experience a 20-50% reduction in pain and improvement in mobility, lasting from a few hours to several days. Some patients require multiple sessions before experiencing improvement.

    To determine if SoftWave is a suitable treatment for you, schedule a $69 New Patient Appointment, where you will receive one SoftWave treatment session, and the provider will assess whether further treatment is appropriate.

    Unlike pain medications and injections, SoftWave treatment seeks to activate the body’s natural healing process at the cellular level to deliver genuine and long-lasting results.

  • Does SoftWave really work?

    SoftWave therapy is clinically proven with a success rate of 60-91% for musculoskeletal and general pain complaints. This patented and FDA-cleared technology is trusted by prestigious medical centers like Cleveland Clinic and Memorial Sloan Kettering, as well as professional sports teams like the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Steelers. Clinical studies continue finding new applications for this powerful technology each year.

    Hear from real patients about their experience with SoftWave.

  • Is SoftWave FDA-cleared?

    SoftWave therapy is FDA(510k) cleared for various indications, including improved blood supply, activation of connective tissue, temporary pain relief, treatment of chronic diabetic foot ulcers, and treatment of acute second-degree burns.

    Moreover, SoftWave is a patented and clinically proven treatment option with a success rate ranging from 60-91% for various musculoskeletal and general pain complaints. This therapy is trusted by renowned medical institutions such as Cleveland Clinic, Shepherd’s Center, and Memorial Sloan Kettering, as well as professional sports teams like the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • What makes SoftWave therapy a more effective shock wave treatment?

    SoftWave has revolutionized decades-old shock wave technology to advance tissue healing and regeneration in healthcare fields like orthopedics, traumatology, wound care, aesthetics, and urology.

    The patented SoftWave device produces low-intensity unfocused shock waves that penetrate a wider and deeper area of tissue (7cm x 12cm), compared to focused shock waves (1cm x 12cm) and radial waves (2cm x 2cm), which are not true shock waves. SoftWave is the only true unfocused shock wave treatment available today. This powerful technology can successfully initiate the body’s healing process without causing microtrauma.

  • How many SoftWave treatment sessions are needed?

    If you are a candidate for treatment, the SoftWave provider will typically recommend a 6 to 12 session SoftWave treatment plan. The number of SoftWave sessions needed will depend on your injuries and body’s response to therapy. Your plan might also include recommendations to support healing, like stretches or dietary changes.

  • How much does SoftWave therapy cost?

    A full SoftWave treatment plan can range from 6 to 12 sessions, costing $150-$250 per session. The number of sessions required will depend on the injuries and body’s response to therapy.

    To get started, patients can schedule a New Patient Appointment for $69. This includes an assessment, consultation, and one SoftWave treatment session, allowing patients to experience SoftWave and decide whether to continue with treatment.

    Click to see how the cost of SoftWave compares to popular treatments like injections and surgery.

  • Is SoftWave therapy covered by insurance, medicare, or medicaid?

    SoftWave therapy is not covered by medicare, medicaid, or insurance at this time. We are hopeful this will change in the future given SoftWave’s FDA-clearance and clinical results.

    Patients can schedule a $69 New Patient Appointment, which includes an assessment and consultation along with a SoftWave treatment session. This allows patients to experience SoftWave and decide with the provider whether to continue with treatment.

  • Is SoftWave therapy safe?

    SoftWave is a patented and FDA-cleared treatment that activates the body’s natural healing process. It is a safe, non-invasive, and drug-free option for treating a variety of conditions, including chronic pain, inflammation, orthopedic conditions, and musculoskeletal injuries. 

    SoftWave therapy is performed at licensed doctors’ offices, chiropractic and medical clinics.

    Treatment usually lasts between 10-15 minutes, and does not require anesthesia or numbing agents. Downtime for recovery after treatment is not typically needed. 

    SoftWave is trusted by leading medical providers across the country, including Cleveland Clinic, Shepherd’s Center, and Memorial Sloan Kettering. 

    At your New Patient Appointment, your SoftWave provider can address any medical concerns or conditions that may affect your ability to receive treatment.

  • Does SoftWave therapy have side effects?

    Side effects from SoftWave therapy are minimal and non-restrictive. SoftWave does not cause bruising or swelling, although some patients may experience slight redness and soreness that typically subsides within one to two days. While recovery downtime is not usually needed, we recommend avoiding high-impact movements or exercise for the first 24-48 hours.

  • Who is a candidate for SoftWave?

    SoftWave is a viable treatment for most individuals experiencing one of the conditions listed here. To determine if SoftWave is a suitable treatment for you, schedule a $69 New Patient Appointment, where you will receive one SoftWave treatment session and the provider can assess your condition. If you experience slight pain or discomfort during the session, it may actually be an indication that the injured area will benefit from additional sessions.

    Is SoftWave therapy safe with prescription medication?

    SoftWave therapy can be safely combined with prescription medication in most cases.

    Is SoftWave therapy safe after surgery?

    SoftWave therapy is generally safe after surgery, depending on the type of surgery performed. In fact, it is commonly used to accelerate healing and post-surgical rehabilitation. Some doctors even use SoftWave in the operating room immediately after surgery, to activate the body’s healing process.

    Is SoftWave safe with metal in your body?

    SoftWave therapy is safe for patients with metal in their body, such as pins, plates, or joint replacements.

    Is SoftWave safe with a blood pressure condition?

    Yes, Softwave is generally safe for patients with blood pressure conditions, like high or low blood pressure.

    Who is NOT a candidate for SoftWave therapy?

    SoftWave therapy is not suitable for individuals who are pregnant, have a pacemaker, or have cancer. At your first appointment, the provider can further discuss any conditions that would impact your ability to receive therapy.

  • Does combining SoftWave with other treatments lead to better results?

    SoftWave therapy is proven to be effective as a standalone treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. In certain cases, combining SoftWave therapy with other therapies such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, massage, and soft tissue mobilization can accelerate healing and improve results.   

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