Shockwave therapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment of injured soft tissues, specifically tendons and plantar fascia when an injury reaches a chronic non-healing state.
A safe alternative to surgery or steroid and other treatment injections, shockwave therapy is clinically proven to stimulate metabolic reactions. It activates healing processes by provoking an acute phase of healing and by stimulating enzymes involved in reducing pain, resulting in a high rate of success in treating these difficult to treat, often chronic and very painful injuries.
Shockwave therapy is particularly effective on:
Foot pain – Plantar Fasciitis
Knee pain – Patellar Tendinopathy
Ankle pain – Achilles Tendinopathy
Hip pain – Gluteal Tendinopathy
Shoulder pain – Shoulder Tendinopathy
Leg pain – Hamstring Tendinopathies
Elbow pain – Tennis or Golfers Elbow Tendinopathy
Bone healing – Fracture Repair
When is shockwave therapy not appropriate?
The initial assessment will identify whether your injury or condition is appropriate for shockwave therapy treatment. Despite its effectiveness for the treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions we do not advise it is used:
If there is a circulation or nerve disorder.
If there are signs of infection.
Presence of a Cardiac pacemaker.
Has had a Cortico-Steroid injection in the area in past 3 months.
Malignancy is known to be present in or near the treatment area.
On affected areas where there is a bone condition.
If there are any open wounds.
Over ischemic tissues in individuals with vascular disease.
If blood-thinning medications are being used.