Shockwave therapy is a relatively new technology that has been shown to be highly effective in treating a wide variety of conditions. It is non-invasive and painless and can be used on almost any area of the body. Shockwave therapy is currently being used to treat everything from chronic pain to sports injuries, and research is ongoing into its potential use in other areas.
If you are considering shockwave therapy as an option for treatment, here is what you need to know.
How does shockwave therapy work?
Shockwave therapy works by sending acoustic waves into an injured area of the body, targetting affected bones, tendons, and other soft tissues. The sound waves cause a series of micro-traumas in the tissue, stimulating the body’s natural healing process. In the case of chronic pain, the micro-traumas help to break up and release the build-up of pain-causing substances in the tissue. In the case of acute injuries, the micro-traumas help to stimulate the regeneration of damaged tissue.
Is shockwave therapy safe?
Shockwave therapy is generally considered to be very safe. There are no major side effects associated with the treatment, and it has been shown to be effective in a wide variety of conditions. However, as with any medical treatment, there is a small risk of side effects. The most common side effect is temporary pain at the site of treatment.
What conditions can shockwave therapy treat?
Shockwave therapy has been shown to be effective in treating a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Chronic pain
- Sports injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Patellar tendinopathy
- Shin splints
How long does shockwave therapy take?
Shockwave therapy is usually given in a series of treatments, with each treatment lasting for about 5-10 minutes. The number of treatments required will depend on the condition being treated. A series of 3-5 treatments is usually recommended for chronic pain. For sports injuries, a series of 6-12 treatments may be necessary.
What are the benefits of shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy has a number of potential benefits, including:
- Non-invasive and painless
- No major side effects
- Can be used on almost any area of the body
- Highly effective in treating a wide variety of conditions
Continuum Health Centre’s Shockwave Therapy can help you recover quickly from various painful conditions without having to go through surgery. The Shockwave instrument uses acoustic waves to deliver high-energy pulses to the affected area, which promotes the regeneration and healing of bones, tendons, and other soft tissues. If you are considering shockwave therapy as a treatment option, contact us today to see if it is right for you.