Shockwave therapy is a clinically proven treatment for soft tissue injuries. A shockwave is defined as a sound wave that passes through the body and is not an electrical pulse. Treatment initiates a pro inflammatory response in the tissue where the shockwaves have been applied. The body responds by increasing the blood circulation and metabolism in the impact area which in turn accelerates the body’s own healing processes. The shockwaves break down injured tissue and calcifications.
What are the advantages of shockwave therapy
Shockwave therapy is normally recommended for patients who have already had previous conservative therapies that have provided little or no clinical benefit. The treatment stimulates and effectively supports the body’s self healing mechanisms. It is usual to experience immediate pain relief following the treatment and hence improved movement. Reported side effects are minimal, however there may be some discomfort during treatment such as skin reddening, possible bruising. If you are concerned please speak with your medical practitioner before receiving treatment.
Success Rate Shockwave Therapy
- No anesthesia
- Non invasive
- No medication
- Fast treatment (30 minutes per session) 3+ sessions required
- Fewer complications
- Significant clinical benefit often seen 6-8 weeks after treatment
I would highly recommend Shockwave Therapy to anyone suffering from Plantar fasciitis or Achilles TendinopathyJohn Partridge