Shockwave Therapy produces acoustic waves with high energy peaks that interact with tissue, causing effects such as accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia or pain relief, and mobility restoration. New blood vessel formation is caused by the therapy through creating capillary micro-ruptures in tendon and bone, thus triggering repair processes.
With Shockwave Therapy, reversal of chronic inflammation, stimulation of collagen production and the breaking up of calcium build up can be achieved.
Enjoy fast pain relief and mobility restoration that is helpful for many chronic conditions with an 80% success rate.
Patients with chronic pain who have been treated unsuccessfully with other forms of therapy may benefit from Shockwave Therapy. Conditions such as shoulder pain, tennis elbow, heel spurs, hip pain, knee pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, calcification, or chronic tendinopathy treated by Shockwave have reported up to an 80% success rate.
Does the treatment hurt?
There might be a slight feeling of discomfort during the treatment, however, treatments are short and last only about five minutes. As well, the intensity of the Shockwave can be adjusted to make the patient more comfortable.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments will vary depending on each person, but the effects of each treatment are cumulative. Most people will not need more that 4-6 treatments per area. Many people will notice an improvement after their first treatment.
How often will the treatments occur?
Most patients will be treated 1 to 2 times per week depending on their response to the treatment and their tolerance for the treatment.
Will there be additional pain after a treatment?
Most patients experience immediate pain relief following a treatment, however within 2-4 hours after the treatment, there may be some soreness in the area.
Are there any restrictions after treatment?
It is recommended that a patient refrain from physical activity, particularly any activity that would heavily rely upon the treated area for 48 hours post each treatment.
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