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What is Shockwave Therapy?
Radial Shockwave Therapy uses high pressured acoustic shockwaves that travel through the skin to break down targeted tissue and stimulate tissue repair. Essentially it kick starts the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Shockwave therapy is frequently effective where previous conservative management has failed to resolve notoriously stubborn complaints.
Effective at treating:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel Spur Syndrome
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Tennis Elbow
- Shin Splints
- Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder
- Osgood Schlatters Dirsease
- Tendon Injuries
- Muscle Strains
How soon will I see results?
Most patients experience a small pain reduction and a greater range of movement immediately after the procedure. This is usually temporary and real results are seen after a few days when the injuries begin to heal. Depending on your condition, healing can take weeks to months, however pain relief usually precedes this.
What does a Shockwave Treatment involve:
Radial Shockwave Therapy is a safe, non-invasive procedure.
A contact gel is applied to the area, then a hand held probe is applied to the skin. The probe delivers the shockwaves in a controlled and focussed manner for 5-10 minutes per injured area.
How well does Shockwave Therapy really work?
The most commonly cited effectiveness in studies is approximately 80% but values range between 65-95%.
How does Shockwave Therapy work?
- Increasing circulation
- Breaking down calcification deposits
- Stimulating fibroblast (soft tissue cells) production – healing ligaments, tendons, muscles etc
- Stimulating osteoblast (bone cells) production – healing bone
- Stimulating the “gate-control” mechanism for pain relief
- Inhibiting Cox II Enzyme, producing an anti-inflammatory effect
What does a course of Shockwave Therapy involve?:
A course of Shockwave Therapy usually consists of weekly treatments for 3-6 weeks.