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Have you unsuccessfully tried a number of traditional treatments such as manual therapies, massage or rehabilitation for your tendon, joint or muscle injury without seeing the results you want?
Or is your aliment so chronic that surgery has been recommended to you by a health professional as your only remaining treatment option?
Before you make any decisions, we recommend you investigate the benefits of Shockwave as an effective and non-invasive alternative to traditional treatments and surgery for your tendon, muscle or joint condition.
What is shockwave therapy and how can it help me?
Shock wave therapy is an alternative to invasive surgical procedures as well as conventional forms of rehabilitation. The therapy is administered externally through the use of a portable handheld device using extracorporeal shock waves. Shockwave therapy is an offshoot of lithography, which is a tried-and-true method that is utilised in modern medicine to break up kidney stones without the need for invasive surgery.
The Shockwave gadget sends pneumatically generated high pressure shock waves / sound waves to the affected area and trigger points. These shock waves are able to go through the skin without causing any damage. Inflamed soft tissue and bone calcification that are treated with these high energy pulses as a therapy that will mend more effectively without causing any damage or pain to the tissues that are nearby.
How does Shockwave therapy work?
The theory behind shockwave treatment is straightforward and easy to understand.
Shockwave induces safe levels micro-trauma to the injured area through the hand held shockwave device. These micro-traumas then initiate the body’s natural healing response.
The healing response causes blood vessel formation and increased delivery of nutrients to the affected area.
Pain is also initially reduced by hyper-stimulation anaesthesia that diminishes painful nerve signals relayed to the brain.
The shockwaves help by depleting the amount of pain mediators emanating from nerve endings, resulting in a reduction of painful sensations experienced.
Although the shockwave therapy treatment may sometimes create some light inflammation in the first instance, overall the body’s natural healing processes decrease any inflammation you may have been experiencing from your injury in relatively short time so you see improved movement and reduced pain results.
Shockwave therapy is a safe and effective alternative to surgery for chronic muscle and joint injuries
What conditions can shock wave therapy provide relief for?
Is shockwave an effective therapy for me and my achilles tendinopathy?
1. Plantar Faciitis
Discomfort or stabbing sensations in the heel and across the bottom of the foot is the major symptom of plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the fibrous tissue that makes up the sole of the foot. This condition may be brought on by excessive use, such as a significant increase in the amount of time spent walking, jogging, or simply standing for extended periods of time.
After wearing shoes that do not provide adequate support for the arch of your foot or proper cushioning for your feet, you may get plantar fasciitis. Shockwave therapy is a treatment that is successful and does not include any intrusive procedures for this unpleasant condition that is tough to treat.
2. Achilles Tendinopathy
Achilles tendinopathy is typically caused by activities that are performed repeatedly and involve an increase in the amount of loading, such as jogging or walking at a quicker pace or over terrain that is more steep. Pain, as well as frequently edoema and a thickening of the tissue, can be reported on the back of the heel as well as the calf.
Shock wave therapy treatment and exercises designed to raise the loading tolerance of the Achilles tendon have the potential to produce great outcomes in terms of reducing pain and facilitating a return to regular activity levels.
Shockwave therapy is a verstile treatment option that can be used on a wide range of injuries
3. Shoulder Tendinopathy
Shoulder tendinopathy is a condition in which the tendons of the shoulder are damaged. This can result in significant discomfort in the neck, arm, or shoulder; it can also limit range of motion and make it unpleasant to lift or lie on the affected arm. The tendons can get damaged as a result of overloading, repetitive use, or injury; however, tendon damage can also appear to be spontaneous and may be linked to concerns with posture or improper movement patterns. Rehabilitative exercise and shockwave therapy are two non-invasive therapeutic options that are viable alternatives to surgical procedures.
4. Patellar Tendinopathy (knee)
Patellar tendinopathy is an injury to the tendon that connects your kneecap (patella) to your shin bone. Patellar tendonopathy can be painful. Pain at the front of the knee is the primary symptom of this condition, which is often referred to as “jumper’s knee.” It is especially prevalent in athletes whose sport requires frequent jumping. Patellar tendinopathy, on the other hand, can strike even persons who don’t engage in jumping activities.
When combined with rehabilitation activities to strengthen the tendon’s capacity to tolerate load, shockwave therapy can be an effective treatment for patellar tendinopathy. This is accomplished by activating the body’s natural healing process, which in turn speeds up the recovery process.
5. Gluteal tendinopathy (hips)
Gluteal tendinopathy is characterised by considerable pain on the lateral aspect of the hip in most patients. The gluteal muscles and the hip bone are connected by the tendons, which are fibrous bands of tissue. A return to regular, pain-free activity may be possible following treatment for gluteal tendinopathy using shockwave therapy in conjunction with exercises designed to assist the tendon in better tolerating load while experiencing less discomfort.
6. Hamstring Tendinopathies
When the soft tissues that connect the muscles on the back of the thigh to the pelvis or lower legs become damaged, a condition known as hamstring tendinopathy can develop. Tendinopathies of the hamstrings can frequently develop chronic and recur over time. Locating the specific events that bring on the pain can be of use in the management of the illness. With a typical course of three consults of shockwave therapy and a tailored schedule of rehabilitation exercises, most cases can often be resolved.
7. Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow
Tennis elbow is a frequent injury that can be brought on by repeatedly twisting or holding your hand or wrist. Tenderness and soreness on the outside of the elbow, made worse by holding or lifting things, are symptoms. The tendons on the inside of the elbow are impacted by golfers elbow. Tennis elbow surgery is a rare form of treatment, however chronic patients frequently respond to injectable therapy.
Exercises for rehabilitation and shockwave therapy have been shown to be beneficial in treating the conditions of various disorders. They promote blood flow, cell regeneration, and healing in the tendon tissue, reduce discomfort, and return function and movement to normal. Shockwave has a low risk of side effects, is safe, and is well tolerated.
Shockwave therapy has been shown as an effective treatment for chronic tennis elbow
How many shockwave therapy sessions will I need? How long between shockwave consults?
The number of Shock wave therapy treatments patients will require often varies depending on the severity and chronicity of the injury of their body. Many patients report that they start to feel relief and a decrease in symptoms after the first treatment.
The typical shock wave treatment protocol usually requires three to five treatments at 72 hour intervals. After the shock wave treatment sessions are finished the injured area continues to heal for six to 18 weeks with maximal recovery occurring approximately three months after the treatment sessions end.
A number of clinical studies have shown that shockwave therapy treatment stimulates repair of tendons and bones, while also improving blood supply to the affected area. We use the market leader in Shockwave machines at Rosanna Physio – Swiss Dolorcast. Please check out their webpage to understand more about the science behind Shockwave therapy.
We currently have a special offer for Shock wave treatment, we only charge an initial consult fee for the first Shock wave treatment (this is a 30 minute consultation). Following that, all subsequent Shockwave treatment consults are $62 (these subsequent treatment sessions are conducted in 10 minutes).