ShockWave Therapy

What is Shockwave Therapy?

In Men's Health, Women's Health by Optimal Health MD

One of the newest and most cutting-edge advances in urology is Shockwave Therapy, which is specifically used for Erectile Dysfunction treatment. Available since the 1950’s, Shockwave Therapy has been used to treat different health issues including kidney stones and chronic body pains. But a few decades ago, it was discovered that low-intensity shock wave energy could be used for Erectile Dysfunction treatment. This breakthrough has since given men the ability to achieve better sexual performance. 

Blood health and sexual performance are strongly linked. When a man is stimulated, the arteries in the penis normally widen, causing blood flow to the penis. Enough blood flow leads to a firm erection, which causes the veins in the penile area to constrict, which keeps the blood in place. Sexual disorders are caused when the link between the blood and the penile area is affected either by emotional or physical problems. 

How Does Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction Work?

Shockwave therapy for ED is a painless non-surgical procedure that works by delivering low-intensity frequency to increase the flow of blood to the penis. Basically, Shockwave Therapy helps in the removal of micro-plaque. This leads to the regeneration of new blood vessels from existing ones, which allows proper blood flow to the penis. 

While many other ED treatments are temporary fixes or are for “on demand” use, the healing effects of shockwave therapy could last for several years after treatment, giving you the ability to perform sexually without drugs.

How is Shockwave Therapy Administered? 

Shockwave therapy for ED is a quick procedure that lasts for 15 to 20 minutes and can be administered by a trained professional or can be self-administered by the affected individual. Before therapy, a medical examination and medical history may be conducted to confirm if you need treatment, as well as the best way to administer it. 

if the Shockwave therapy is administered by a professional, they may first coat the tip of the wand of the Shockwave therapy machine with a special gel.  Then, they will apply the wand to your penis. The gel can be used is to give a smooth movement from the device and prevent discomfort during the procedure. As the low energy is increasingly passed into your penile area, you may begin to feel a vibration and tingling sensation for those few minutes. This could temporarily leave the area with a mild swelling and redness after therapy. Except from this mild discomfort, the whole process is a painless experience. 

Like most treatments, Shockwave Therapy is usually completed over several applications. Depending on your needs, you may have to undergo six to 12 treatment sessions. 

However, the good news is that you do not need to take time off your daily activities or work. You can leave your doctor’s office immediately after each session and resume your daily routine. Plus, the Shockwave therapy can be self-administered in the comfort of your own home if you buy the Shockwave therapy machine for personal use.

How Will I Feel After the Treatment? 

The most likely treatments are given twice per week for three weeks. You will be able to have sex as soon as right after treatment. 

Depending on your issues, there may be a need for more sessions. After completing Shockwave Therapy treatment, you may never need another penile injection, if you are currently using them. 

Are there Side Effects with Shockwave Therapy? 

Since its invention and use, there have never been any reports of long-lasting negative side effects. This is one of the biggest advantages of shockwave therapy for ED. Since Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment, the possibility of infections, pain, and other aftermath complications associated with medical treatments, such as surgery, is eradicated. 

Because of this, ED patients prefer using Shockwave Therapy. Keep in mind that Shockwave Therapy is not only for men suffering from ED, it also can be used by men who want to improve and enhance sexual performance.

Has the FDA Approved Shockwave Therapy?

Currently, Shockwave Therapy is at the clinical trial stage. So, the treatment has not received FDA approval yet. The results of the research are positive and promising. But more data is necessary to pin-point the treatment’s clinical efficacy. Today, there are established protocols for its administration, which is occurring throughout the United States. 

Where Can I Go to Get Shockwave Therapy?

Most Shockwave Therapy treatments are done by doctors in medical offices or clinics. But, at Shockwave Therapy MD, we now have the PowerWave machine, which can be used in the comfort of your own home. It uses this latest technology to treat Erectile Dysfunction. PowerWave is simple to use, and general training is provided. 

The personal PowerWave machine can eliminate or reduce most men’s Erectile Dysfunction issues. The PowerWave uses a root-cause approach, where treatment addresses the cause of a man’s ED. It is a much more rewarding and long-term treatment, plus the results are apparent in a few fast sessions. Recent patients report increased blood flow, heightened sensitivity, and harder erections.

ED patients at Shockwave Therapy MD can buy their personal PowerWave for unlimited use.

In addition, the PowerWave machine can ease muscle pain and tendon issues in other parts of your body such as:

  • Neck; 
  • Shoulders;
  • Elbows;
  • Back;
  • Hips;
  • Groin;
  • Hands;
  • Wrist;
  • Legs;
  • Hamstring;
  • Knees;
  • Feet;
  • Heels;
  • Shin; and 
  • Achilles Tendons.

How Optimal Health MD Can Help 

A man’s physical, mental, and spiritual health is negatively affected by Erectile Dysfunction. Both men and women can be affected by body aches and pains, but they now have a highly effective treatment that comes without risk or additional pain.

At Optimal Health MD, we have a team of medical experts committed to helping men and women achieve a happier, pain-free life using cutting-edge advances in shockwave treatment. You can contact us today by calling us or filling out this free consultation form.