Shockwave therapy also known as ‘’Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy’’ is a non-evasive treatment used to promote accelerated treatment of tendons, bone, soft tissue, joint injuries. High-intensity shockwave pulses are produced by a hand-held transmitter that will increase circulation and stimulate quicker healing, this will help injured muscles and tendons to regenerate and heal.
Is shockwave therapy painful?
When the treatment of shockwave therapy is applied, the patient will feel a repetitive and fast hammer feeling on your tendon. The hammer action of the applicator creates a soundwave which travels through the tendon. It’s the soundwave that is treating the tendon not the hammer so there is minimal pain, just a strange sensation.
What are some key benefits of shockwave therapy?
- Pain Drop
- Quicker Healing
- Improved circulation
- Trigger Point & Release
- Breaks Up Calcifications
- Breaks Down Scar Tissue and Adhesions
Does Shockwave therapy have side effects?
While Shockwave therapy treatment changes the interaction of naturally occurring chemicals there are no expected side effects with Shockwave Therapy. This makes the treatment very efficient and a great compliment to tendon rehabilitation.