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SoftWave Specialist

Advanced Wellness Center

Physical Therapists & Pain Management Specialists located in Woodridge, IL

SoftWave is an innovative tissue regeneration technology that can help you heal faster and more effectively. The experienced health professionals at Advanced Wellness Center in Woodridge, Illinois, use the one-of-a-kind SoftWave system to stimulate healing on a cellular level, with no injections or invasive procedures required. Find out how SoftWave can help with your recovery by calling the office or scheduling a consultation online now.

SoftWave Q&A

What is SoftWave?

SoftWave is a noninvasive treatment for musculoskeletal injuries and wounds. It's a type of shockwave therapy in which a patented applicator device delivers acoustic waves over a large area of painful or injured tissue. 

The SoftWave shockwaves promote your body's own biological renewal processes at the cellular level, which means they essentially trigger your body to grow new healthy tissue and bone where you need it. 

SoftWave Machine

What conditions does SoftWave therapy treat?

SoftWave therapy is a highly effective solution for many different causes of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain, including:

  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain 
  • Hamstring pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Heel pain - Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis
  • Knee pain - jumper's knee, Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Morton's neuroma
  • Shin splints
  • Stress fractures
  • Nonhealing fractures

SoftWave therapy is also a remarkably effective tool for healing diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers, and pressure ulcers. The device also improves circulation in people who have peripheral artery disease (PAD).

How does SoftWave work?

SoftWave therapy generates a large positive pressure wave and then a negative pressure wave. This specific combination essentially awakens your body's dormant healing abilities. SoftWave works in multiple ways to encourage tissue regeneration, including:

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Stimulating new blood vessel growth
  • Increasing blood flow to the injury
  • Attracting your body's stem cells to the injury
  • Prompting scar tissue breakdown
  • Stimulating bone spur breakdown
  • Fighting infection 

The professionals at Advanced Wellness Center perform SoftWave therapy in the office. They smooth a gel over your treatment area, which helps the treatment device move smoothly. As your provider moves the treatment tool, you'll hear some noise. You may feel a bit of discomfort, but most people manage it very well. 

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As your provider performs your treatment, you'll identify the areas of particular discomfort or pain to help them optimize the shockwave delivery. 

There's no anesthesia or numbing creams required, no side effects, and you can return home right away. Treatment usually takes only 5-15 minutes. 

How many SoftWave therapy sessions might I need?

The team can recommend a treatment course based on your injury and personal goals. Typically, most people need 3-4 treatments, each one week apart. 

To learn more about SoftWave and other regenerative medicine options at Advanced Wellness Center, call the office or click the provided scheduling link now.