Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment for localized musculoskeletal pain or tendon injuries. It is a relatively new treatment, proven to be highly effective – initially it was mainly used for sports injuries. However we now use this amazing treatment technology as yet another amazing tool to offer fast and sustainable treatment solutions.
How does Shockwave therapy work?
Shockwave therapy works through the application of mechanical pressure pulses that causes cavitations and bubbles to form in the tendon or soft tissue area– typically areas where the blood supply is not able to reach effectively.
The pulses ‘disrupt’ the tendon or soft tissue, to trigger the body to start to heal itself – a process called revascularization. This makes the tendon more durable, and able to regenerate quickly – bringing better results over the longer term.
It is a safe treatment and an alternative to consider if you are possibly facing the option of a cortisone injection.
Which conditions will Shockwave therapy effectively treat?
Shockwave therapy is for chronic long term injuries that cause serious pain. Typically these are:
- Sports injuries
- Tennis elbow
- Calsific Tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Frozen shoulder
- Achilles tendonitis
- Ankle, knee, shoulder, wrist injuries
When would you seek Shockwave therapy?
For a sports person, there is nothing worse than when you find yourself not responding to a treatment pathway – this means you cannot train or perform the sport you love. For a
Usually, this scenario happens when a muscle or tendon has been overused. With tendon injuries the blood supply is generally weak, so the body is not naturally repairing.
It is at the point when the response to manual treatment has plateaued that we would recommend Shockwave therapy.
Shockwave therapy main features:
- Shockwave therapy sessions take approximately 5 – 10 minutes
- Treatment is a cumulative effect and results are most often felt after 3 – 4 sessions
- How many Shockwave sessions you may need will depend on the extent of your injury and how long it has been present. Most patients experience significant improvement within 4-5 weeks.
- Sessions are usually held 3 -7 days apart
- Treatment may be uncomfortable with any discomfort usually of the same type as the pain produced by injury and the pain you are already in. We seldom use Shockvawe in isolation, but we combine it with our other highly effective treatment tools in order to ensure the pain relief and healing is sustainable.
- Typically, patients feel immediate pain relief following treatment but some soreness may occur within 2 – 4 hours. This may last from a few hours to a few days depending on the severity of your problem.
How does Shockwave differ from ultrasound?
They are 2 complete different things – ultrasound has some evidence of being successful in lower grade pain to help reduce inflammation – it has not got the cellular repair function that shockwave has been clinically proven to have.
With a reported clinical success rate in the region of 80% worldwide, Shockwave therapy is fast becoming a treatment of choice for professional practitioners and in combination with other treatment modalities the success rate is in our experience is significantly past 90%.
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• Bulging Disc
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• Foot Pain
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