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Applications of SoftWave in Sports Medicine

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High Ankle Sprains

High ankle sprains, a severe form of ankle injury, involve the ligaments connecting the tibia and fibula above the ankle joint. Athletes are particularly susceptible to these injuries during activities that involve abrupt turns or impacts. Symptoms often include pain, swelling, and a diminished ability to bear weight. SoftWave Therapy aids by:

  • Reducing inflammation and swelling to alleviate immediate discomfort.
  • Accelerating ligament repair for quicker recuperation, allowing athletes to resume training sooner.
  • Enhancing circulation to the injury site, which is crucial for the healing process and providing pain relief.
bones elbow injury

Stress Fractures

Stress fractures are minute breaks in bones, predominantly resulting from repetitive force or overuse, such as running long distances. These injuries are especially prevalent among athletes in high-impact sports and can lead to significant discomfort and time away from sport. SoftWave Therapy facilitates recovery by:

  • Mitigating pain through its analgesic effects, enabling continued activity with less discomfort.
  • Promoting bone tissue repair and ossification, thus accelerating the healing process.
  • Improving blood flow and nutrient delivery to the affected area, bolstering bone health and resilience.
athlete with knee pain and tendinitis


Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon, the fibrous structure that attaches muscle to bone, typically caused by repetitive stress or sudden increases in physical activity. Symptoms include pain, tenderness, and mild swelling. This condition is common in athletes who perform repetitive movements. SoftWave Therapy contributes to treatment by:

  • Offering anti-inflammatory action, which significantly reduces the severity of symptoms.
  • Stimulating tissue repair and regeneration, aiding the tendon in recovering back to its healthy state.
  • Enhancing blood circulation to the affected area, crucial for delivering the nutrients necessary for tendon healing.
sports medicine elbow injury Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow/Golfer's Elbow)

Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow/Golfer’s Elbow)

Epicondylitis manifests as pain on the outside of the elbow (tennis elbow) or the inside (golfer’s elbow), stemming from overuse and strain of the forearm muscles. This condition can significantly impact an athlete’s ability to perform gripping actions. SoftWave Therapy offers effective treatment by:

  • Providing effective pain relief, which allows athletes to continue their activities with reduced discomfort.
  • Delivering anti-inflammatory effects that address the root causes of pain and inflammation.
  • Accelerating the healing of the affected tendons, promoting long-term recovery and strength, and thereby enhancing performance.
runner with muscle and leg pain

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is a common condition experienced by athletes after intense or unfamiliar exercise, characterized by muscle pain, stiffness, and tenderness that appear 24 to 72 hours post-exercise. This condition reflects the muscle’s adaptation process to increased physical demand. SoftWave Therapy assists in alleviating DOMS through:

  • Pain relief by providing an analgesic effect that helps manage the discomfort associated with DOMS.
  • Promoting faster recovery of the muscle tissues by enhancing blood flow and nutrient delivery to the affected areas.
  • Stimulating the expression of endogenous growth factors, which are crucial for muscle repair and adaptation, thereby speeding up the recovery process and preparing the muscles for future exertion.
xray showing non union lateral fracture

Bone Nonunions

Nonunions occur when a fractured bone fails to heal properly over an extended period, often due to insufficient blood flow, separation of the fractured ends, or infection. This condition can lead to chronic pain and disability, severely impacting an athlete’s ability to perform. SoftWave Therapy offers a promising solution by:

  • Enhancing bone healing through the stimulation of osteogenic factors, which promotes the ossification process necessary for bone repair.
  • Improving vascularity and blood circulation around the fracture site, which is critical for delivering the nutrients and oxygen required for bone healing.
  • Activating stem cells and tissue regeneration processes, which contribute to the recovery of bone continuity and function, thereby addressing the root cause of nonunions.

Advantages of SoftWave Therapy for Healthcare Professionals

Integrate SoftWave Therapy into your practice to stay at the forefront of sports medicine, offering your athlete patients innovative, effective, and non-invasive treatment options. Benefits include:

  • Patented broad-focused applicator
  • FDA-cleared
  • Easy to operate
  • Most effective
  • Quick recovery with no known side effects
  • Increased revenue potential with superior ROI
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“How can you be treating sports injuries without SoftWave?”

Dr. Martin O’Malley, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon and Team Physician for Brooklyn Nets, NY Giants & USA BB

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Opportunities for Government Partnerships: GSA Contract Holder

SoftWave Therapy is not only a preferred choice among private healthcare providers but also a recognized option for government medical facilities, having secured a General Services Administration (GSA) contract

  • Effective from July 15, 2023, to July 14, 2028
  • Contract 36F79723D01671
  • Falls under Schedule 65 II A, dedicated to Medical Equipment and Supplies as part of Federal Supply Schedule Solicitation RFP-797-FSS-99-0025-R10
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SoftWave Therapy Indications

SoftWave’s patented broad-focused shockwave therapy devices are FDA-cleared and effective at treating a variety of soft tissue injuries and conditions.

Evidenced by Research: Clinical Studies Supporting SoftWave Therapy

current research

Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy (Li-ESWT) is an evidence-based approach to improving patient outcomes.

FDA 510(k) cleared for:
  • Activation of connective tissue
  • Treatment of chronic diabetic foot ulcers
  • Treatment of acute second-degree burns
  • ​Improved blood supply
Shockwave therapy research
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in the Management of Sports Medicine Injuries

Alison N. Schroeder, MD; Adam S. Tonforde, MD

Shockwave research
Efficacy of Broad-Focused Medium-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (MI-ESWT) for Plantar Fasciitis

Alison N. Schroeder, MD; Adam S. Tonforde, MD

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Treating Chronic Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Alison N. Schroeder, MD; Adam S. Tonforde, MD

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for the treatment of chronic pelvic pain syndrome

Alison N. Schroeder, MD; Adam S. Tonforde, MD

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