Tendon Ligament Muscle Stimulator (PTLMS)

A chiropractor is a quick solution for most if you're suffering from body pains and aches. In many cases, pain indicates poor physical or underlying health issues. 

The sad news is that many people seek medical care when the problem is already advanced, and they're in severe pain. This doesn't have to be you. Fortunately, chiropractic care provided by our doctor at Milam Chiropractic in Tustin, CA, can help you relieve your stress and pain.

One effective technology we use is the Shock Wave Tendon Ligament Muscle Stimulator, or PTLMS. So, what is PTLMS? Come along as we discuss what PTLMS is and how it can help you.

What Is PTLMS?

The Pettibon Tendon Ligament Muscle Stimulator (PTLMS) is a shock wave therapy tool that only highly trained chiropractors use to get the body back to its normal functionality and performance for sports recovery.

The body naturally has impressive healing capabilities that depend on different factors such as blood circulation to function well and improve performance.

For example, when you have shoulder pain caused by a minor sports injury, you need chiropractic care to get your shoulder back in shape and relieve stress. In this case, the tool helps in the following ways:

  • Boosts blood circulation to the area.
  • Reduces pain as the healing process takes place. 
  • Gets rid of inflammation to pave the way for healing if the affected part of the body is inflamed.  
  • Breaks up old scar tissue so the healing process can begin.
  • Minimizes muscle spasms and tightness and helps the body get rid of toxins.

It is also a favorite tool for trained sports practitioners because it helps them avoid getting hurt.

Can Shock Wave PTLMS Treat Tendinopathy?

Tendinopathy is a term that describes the pain surrounding tendons in response to their overuse. This pain may sometimes result in immobility to part of the body. A chiropractor can use PTLMS or shock wave therapy to directly deal with the tendons to reduce pain and enable sports recovery.

Shock wave therapy is a better approach to treating tendinopathy and improves the performance of the tendons. For chiropractors dealing with tendinopathy, shock wave therapy might be the first choice because of its performance and safety.

Here are three main benefits of using shock wave therapy:

  • speedy recovery
  • fast and effective treatment
  • minimal side effects

Book an Appointment Today

Whether you are living in Tustin, Irvine, or Santa Ana, CA, there is no point in waiting for the pain to subside any longer. Likewise, you should not wait for a health issue to keep advancing day by day.

Book an appointment with our chiropractor at Milam Chiropractic. Our goal is to ensure we get rid of your pain and follow up for complete healing. You can text us at (714) 886-9355 or call us at (714) 731-9355 to book an appointment. You can also book your appointment with Dr. Milam online today.

Milam Chiropractic


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Tustin, CA 92780




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