Shockwave Therapy Explained

Will Shockwave therapy help me?

Anyone who has suffered an injury knows that chronic pain can affect your quality of life, performance at work, enjoyment of regular exercise and ability to take part in sports.

Shockwave is able to provide relief and healing even in chronic cases where the body has previously demonstrated an unwillingness or inability to do so by itself.

How many Shockwave treatments will be needed?

Shockwave therapy typically requires a course of three treatment sessions. A small minority of resistant cases may require up to 6 treatments. Shock wave is included as part of our physiotherapy treatment – there is no extra charge.

Are there any side effects?

Shockwave therapy has no long term side-effects. While some short-term discomfort is felt during the treatment and tingling or numbness over the treatment area of treatment, most people can return to their regular activities almost immediately, although some may need to avoid heavy strenuous activities for a day or two.

When do we not recommend Shockwave Therapy?

Typically Shockwave therapy is not used in the presence of bone tumours, certain metabolic bone conditions, and certain nerve or circulation disorders. Shockwave therapy is also not used in pregnant patients and at locations where there is an open growth plate. It is currently not used in areas where an infection is present.

If you are unsure whether Shockwave therapy is suitable for you, please contact us to discuss further.

Some of the conditions treated Shockwave Therapy?

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Jumper’s Knee
  • Shin Splints
  • Epicondylitis

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