Shockwave therapy is an advanced, modern treatment method for ligament, muscle, bone, capsular and tendon injuries. It is very effective on chronic or recurring pain. Additionally, for conditions that have not been able to be successfully treated with traditional treatments. Unlike surgery, shockwave therapy is non-invasive, which makes it an easy and convenient option.
How does shockwave therapy work?
Shockwave therapy works by stimulating and accelerating the body’s natural healing process. This is why it is especially effective in cases where the body has been unable to heal fully on its own. A gel is first applied to the skin. Short bursts of acoustic sound waves are then applied from the shockwave device against the skin. This is targeting the painful spots in body tissue. The energy in these waves encourage the repair and regeneration of bones, tendons, and other soft tissues in these painful areas.
What conditions does shockwave therapy treat?
- Shoulder pain
- Tennis elbow
- Heel spurs
- Plantar fasciitis
- Stress fractures
- Shin splints
- Non-healing ulcers
- Jumpers knee
- Hallux rigidus
Safe and effective
The pain from this treatment is minimal. Most patients will not experience pain during their treatment. For people who do experience pain, it should only be a mild discomfort that fades quickly.
Fast pain relief
Depending on the severity of your condition, the beneficial effects of this treatment may be experienced after as little as one or two sessions. You may feel soreness or swelling for a few days following the treatment. This is the body healing itself naturally. You should be able to return to your regular daily activities relatively quickly.
Quick and easy
Due to the non-surgical nature of this procedure, it means that the process is simple. No anesthesia or other drugs are required. Each session should only take around ten to fifteen minutes.
Shockwave therapy can treat several different types of chronic conditions in various areas of the body.
If you are suffering from chronic pain that hasn’t been able to be successfully treated by traditional methods, you may want to visit a doctor or physiotherapist to see if shockwave therapy is a viable option for you.