SHOCKWAVE

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Shockwave is an innovative, non-invasive treatment involving high frequency, short duration bursts of high-energy pulses that are transmitted into injured tissues. These high intensity pulses of mechanical energy aggravate the injured tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, bone etc.) at the cellular level which stimulates a healing response. The force imparted by this treatment has been shown to be extremely effective in the breakdown of calcium deposits and scar tissue. It can lead to drastically increased function and mobility, and provides an almost immediate relief from pain.

Shockwave therapy specifically stimulates cells in your body called osteoblasts and fibroblasts. Osteoblasts are responsible for bone healing and the creation of new bone tissue, while fibroblasts are responsible for healing connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons. Ultimately, this treatment strategy accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating metabolism, improving regenerative potential and enhancing blood circulation to repair the damaged tissues. Beneficial effects are often experienced after only 1 or 2 treatments and there is no downtime. This non-surgical therapy eliminates pain and restores mobility, thus quickly improving the patient’s quality of life. Literature has shown this technique to be extremely successful with a 91% success rate in clinical studies.


WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THERAPY:
Depending on the sensitivity of the injury, some discomfort or intensity may result during treatment. If pain is experienced, alterations can be made to adjust the intensity of the therapy to promote analesia at the beginning of the treatment. Many patients experience a decrease or complete absence of pain immediately after treatments. There may be some soreness 1-2 hours after treatment due to the stimulation of inflammatory response by the Shockwave. This is a normal response and indicates your body beginning to heal itself and regenerate the targeted tissue. Long term pain relief and tissue healing can be expected after only a short number of treatments, and in many cases long-standing, chronic conditions are drastically improved. Thus, this therapy is also often indicated as an alternative to surgical procedures, or used to find relief while awaiting surgery.

COMMON CONDITIONS THAT BENEFIT FROM THE USE OF SHOCKWAVE INCLUDE:

  • Stress fractures
  • Tendonitis/ Tendinopathy
  • Muscle shortening/ tightness
  • Calcific tendonitis
  • Muscle Strains
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Scar tissue treatment
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Osgood Schlatter
  • ITB Syndrome
  • Patellar tracking pain
  • Bursitis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Chronic back and neck pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
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