Medical Wave Specialist

Dennis L. Streeter, D.O., F.A.A.O.S -  - General Surgeon

Dennis L. Streeter, D.O., F.A.A.O.S

General Surgeon & BioTE Certified Provider located in Merrillville, IN

If you’re an athlete, you dread an injury or condition that can sideline you for a season: a pulled hamstring, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, or Achilles tendon tear, for example. If you’re not an athlete but you’ve been in an accident, you know how long and painful the recovery can be for back, neck, shoulder or other neuromuscular injuries. Now a treatment for your injury is available that doesn’t involve painful surgery: Pressure Wave/Shockwave technology. Dr. Dennis L. Streeter, a board-certified surgeon in Merrillville, Indiana, uses this new technique to help heal you in record time. Call or book an appointment online today with Dr. Streeter to see how Pressure Wave/Shockwave technology can benefit you.

Medical Wave Q & A

What is pressure wave treatment?

Modern technology is changing the way physicians treat neuromuscular pain. Instead of  surgery requiring lengthy post-op recovery time, a new procedure, Pressure Wave/Shockwave technology, heals damaged soft tissue.

The technique is successfully addressing acute and chronic pain. It’s a new way to treat sports injuries and many other painful soft tissue injuries. According to physician testimonials, professional football and baseball teams are using the technology with good results.

How does pressure wave therapy work?

Pressure wave therapy unleashes high-energy sound waves on painful parts of your body. Dr. Streeter uses a patented device that delivers pulses of energy to the painful area. The pulses create and then bursts bubbles within the soft tissue. The reaction stimulates the cells in your body that are responsible for healing connective tissue. It loosens tight, knotted tissue from your injury. The treatment enhances blood circulation and helps renew damaged tissue.

What conditions does medical wave treatment improve?

Pressure wave technology nonsurgically treats a variety of soft tissue problems such as overuse injuries in athletes or injuries from accidents. The technology activates damaged muscle and connective tissue. Treatment covers the following body parts, which include most of your body:

  • Back
  • Neck
  • Forearm, wrist, and hand
  • Hamstring
  • Posterior heel
  • Foot
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Toe
  • Elbow
  • Heel
  • Anterior shin

What are the benefits of pressure wave treatment versus traditional treatment with surgery or other therapies?

There are many benefits to pressure wave treatment:

  • 91% success rate (from clinical studies)
  • Noninvasive
  • No anesthesia required
  • No risk of infection
  • No scarring
  • No downtime
  • Over 80% patient satisfaction
  • Cost effective
  • Faster, easier healing
  • Improved microcirculation
  • Improved metabolic activity
  • Relaxing of damaged muscles and connective tissue

How many treatments are needed to see a reduction in pain and better mobility?  

You should see beneficial effects after only one or two pressure wave treatments. There is no downtime. This treatment helps restore mobility and function, which improves your quality of life.

Call Dr. Streeter’s office or book an appointment online for a consultation on what pressure wave technology can do to improve your mobility and your life.

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