Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is an extremely effective treatment and to treat a range of issues that occur in various areas of the body. The ECSW allow us to achieve much quicker results when it comes to treating both acute & chronic injuries.
How does it work?
The treatment initiates a pro-inflammatory response in the affected tissue. The body responds by increasing the blood circulation and metabolism in the affected area which accelerates the body’s own healing processes. The shockwaves can break down injured tissues and calcifications. As a result of cellular tissue micro-trauma, it can provide a temporary analgesic (pain relief) effect on nerves, providing immediate pain relief, known as ‘hyperstimulation anaesthesia’.
What are the conditions that are best treated with Shockwave?
Planter Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis, Frozen Shoulder, Jumpers Knee (Patella Tendinitis), Hip Bursitis, Tennis & Golfers Elbow, Dupuytrens Contracture, Shin Splints, Medical Tibial Stress syndrome, Release painful muscular trigger points, Heel Spurs, Chronic Tendinopathy and many more conditions.
What are the things to remember?
- Effective for most tendinopathy issues, whether acute or chronic
- Usually requires 3-5 sessions
- Positive effect can start as early as first session.
- It’s a non invasive treatment with no side effects