Shockwave Therapy

Sep 12, 2019

WHAT IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?

Simply put, it is a non-invasive alternative for treating musculoskeletal pain. It is used frequently in physiotherapy, orthopedics, and sports medicine. Most common applications are with chronic muscular and tendon disorders including (but not limited to): plantar fasciitis, patellar and Achilles tendinopathy, trigger points, calcific buildups, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow.

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HOW DOES IT WORK?

Shockwave therapy utilizes high energy acoustic waves interacting with tissue causing expression of growth factors that help to induce overall medical effects of accelerated tissue repair, cell growth, analgesia (local pain relief), and mobility restoration. It can also be used to help break down and promote the removal of calcium build up.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS / SIDE EFFECTS?

Shockwave therapy has not been shown to have any serious safety concerns and is considered a safe procedure, however there may be some side effects experienced with treatment, including:

- Temporary local swelling in treated area
- Temporary loss of bodily sensation or itching in treated area
- Redness / bruising
- Mild discomfort during treatment

HOW MANY TREATMENTS SHOULD I GET?
Relief can be felt after the first treatment, but for best results, 3 to 5 treatments are recommended.

 



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