What is SoftWave Tissue Regeneration Therapy (Software TRT)? 

SoftWave TRT is an advanced, non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment that utilizes extracorporeal shock wave technology to alleviate acute/chronic knee, foot, hand, and shoulder pain. 

How does it work? 

SoftWave TRT directly targets the injured/damaged areas, stimulating the body’s natural healing processes and promoting pain relief and tissue regeneration. SoftWave TRT accomplishes this by sending sound waves deep into the tissue, which stimulates cellular repair and promotes regeneration of the damaged tissue. The energy from the sound waves decreases inflammation. It causes angiogenesis (new formation of blood vessels), which increases blood flow and oxygen supply to the affected area, promoting tissue healing and repair. 

What conditions and injuries are treated by SoftWave TRT? 

SoftWave TRT can successfully treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries related to the knee, heel, foot, ankle, hip, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. We’ve seen great success treating conditions like plantar fasciitis, heel pain, arthritic knee, partial rotator cuff tear, shin splints, meniscal tear, carpal tunnel, Achilles tendonitis, and neuropathy. 

Who is a candidate? 

This treatment is great for athletes with tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and rotator cuff injuries. It helps to expedite the healing process and allows for a faster recovery so they can get back on the court or in the field. Many NBA, NFL, and MLB teams utilize this therapy for that very reason. 

Something else I enjoy about SoftWave TRT is that it works great with chronic arthritic injuries, too. It could be an old tear, sprain/strain that didn’t heal right, or even a condition that has worn down to the bone. In a lot of these cases, our patients have tried everything from pain medication to physical therapy, shots, and even steroids. They are eventually told that surgery is the only option remaining. This is where SoftWave TRT really shines. It directly targets those arthritic damaged tissues and, as a result, significantly improves joint function, decreases pain, and improves mobility and overall quality of life for our patients. So, even if you’ve been told your condition is bone-on-bone and surgery is your only option, there is still hope. 

How many treatments to see results? 

Most of our patients will start seeing results immediately after their first visit. The most common changes are a significant reduction in pain and improved range of motion after their first mapping session. We always start with a mapping session to map out the area to see if the patient is a candidate for care. Some patients only need two to six treatments, while other chronic conditions may require eight to 12 treatments to allow the body time to heal and stabilize the damaged tissue. 

Is SoftWave TRT FDA-cleared? 

Yes, SoftWave TRT is FDA-cleared for the activation of connective tissue, pain reduction, and improved blood supply. 

Dr. Jared Wootton is the owner of Wootton Family Chiropractic. For more information, visit Woottonclinic.com or call 901.207.3247.