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Acoustic Wave Therapy

Acoustic Wave Therapy

Acoustic Wave Therapy is a quick, effective and non-invasive treatment to heal chronic joint pain.  Clinical studies have shown up to a 91% success rate with this therapy. High-energy sound waves are introduced into painful regions of the body to stimulate the healing process by increasing metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to damaged tissue. Originally used to break up kidney stones, acoustic wave therapy is an excellent option to reduce scar tissue, calcification and encourage tissue repair. We offer both focused and radial devices. We usually use a combination of both devices for orthopedic conditions to get superior results. Our devices are hand made in Switzerland by the global leader in acoustic wave technology, Storz Medical.

Conditions Treated With Acoustic Wave Therapy:


  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Heel Pain
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Trigger Finger
  • Knee Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Hip Pain
  • Ankle pain

Resorption of calcific tendonitis


How Does Acoustic Wave Therapy Work?

Acoustic wave therapy is one of the few medical technologies that performs well for people with chronic conditions. This treatment accelerates the body’s own healing process in a number of ways:

  • Through a process called cavitation, Acoustic waves stimulates fibroblast and tenocyte production. Fibroblast or tenocyte cells make up our body’s connective tissues, such as tendons and the fascia.
  • The acoustic waves increase circulation to the affected area.
  • Acoustic waves diminishes pain by over-stimulating the nerves that send pain sensations to the brain.
  • Increased levels of angiotensin factor is stimulated by acoustic waves resulting in new blood vessel formation to the affected tissues.
  • The procedure can break down pathological calcium deposits (also known as a spur). 
  • Treatments have been shown to successfully activate stem cells, which leads to the restoration of the targeted areas.

What To Expect From Treatment

Acoustic wave treatment at Bailey Health Solutions in St. Augustine is noninvasive. Gel is applied to the treatment area and the patient will hear a clicking sound as acoustic waves are released through their skin via the applicator.

Many patients report immediate pain relief after treatment. Depending on the condition, maximum benefits are usually experienced from receiving between 2 and 5 treatments. 

Treatment with Acoustic wave therapy has virtually no side effects. In some cases, patients may experience minor discomfort for a few days. Patients can return to work after treatments and in most cases there is no down time.

This technology has a 91% success rate as per clinical studies, and patients treated report being pain free and /or have a significant reduction in pain. This non-surgical therapy eliminates pain and restores mobility, thus improving the patient’s quality of life.

Acoustic wave therapy’s proven success rate is as effective, or more effective than other methods of treatment such as surgery or pharmaceuticals. It also comes without the risks, complications and long recovery times  of more invasive procedures.

Most people are good candidates for acoustic wave therapy, however, patients who are pregnant, have a pacemaker or cancer near the problem area are not suitable for this treatment. 

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