What is Shockwave Therapy used for?
Shockwave therapy is a technique used for treatment of painful, chronic conditions such as:
- Plantar Fasciitis or Fasciosis (Strained Arch)
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Calcific Tendinosis
- Knee Pain
- Heel Pain
- Muscle Pain and Injuries
- Joint Injuries
- Morton’s Neuromas
This therapy treats conditions which are otherwise difficult to treat with conventional physiotherapy.
How does Shockwave Therapy work?
During Shockwave therapy, a high-intensity, very short energy wave that interacts with the tissues of the body. This leads to a cascade of beneficial effects such as reversal of painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Simply put, extracorporeal shockwaves stimulate certain components within the body so the body is able to heal. In addition to stimulating the healing process, Shockwave Therapy seems to have a direct effect on nerves, diminishing pain.
Here is a link to some Swiss DolorClast Clinical Studies
Why would I get Shockwave Therapy?
What makes Shockwave Therapy unique is that it is one of the very few technologies in any field of medicine that seems to work best when an injury reaches the chronic, non-healing state. This therapy appears to be able to jump start the healing process in chronic, non-healing injuries and move them back into the acute phase of healing. Some of the benefits we offer are:
- No hospital admission, no complications
- No medication, therefore no side effects
- No surgery, therefore no risk
- Relief from pain in just eight to ten days
- Non-invasive pain therapy
Discomfort, aches and chronic pains in the heels, knees or back affects body and mind, and lessens the quality of life. Book your Assessment today.