We’re excited to add Radial Pulse therapy for pain management to our clinic.
Are you suffering from chronic and painful tendon problems?
Shockwave Therapy has proven results and can give you immediate pain relief.
What symptoms can we treat
- Radial and ulnar epicondylitis
- Tendinitis of the shoulder
- Acute calcific tendinitis of the shoulder
- Post muscular injury
- Patellar tendinopathy
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spurs
- Myofascial trigger point therapy – neck
- Myofascial trigger point therapy – back
- Trochanteric bursitis
- Periostitis / Shin splints
- Dupuytren’s disease
- Thumb basal joint arthritis / rhizarthrosis
What Is Shockwave Therapy?
ShockWave Therapy is a modern method of pain relief. It’s primarily focused on relieving pain in the tendons. It also helps to restore the function of the joint. A large body of research supports its effectiveness. It is a non-invasive, safe procedure.
What Can It Help?
Shockwave therapy is mainly concerned with relieving the pain from tendon-based ailments. These can include plantar fasciitis in the foot, lateral epicondylitis, and calcified tendonitis impacting the shoulder.
Tendinopathy in the form of tennis and golfer’s elbow can also benefit hugely from shockwave therapy services. Gluteus medius and high hamstring tendinopathy can also be treated in this way. In fact, it can be used for any major tendinopathy problem.
What Does It Do?
There are a number of ways in which a shockwave therapy machine can aid healing. The first is with vascular changes, in which it creates new capillaries in the target area. This results in better, quality blood flow to the area to facilitate the healing process.
It also stimulates cellular-level changes. By creating an increase in free radicals, natural metabolites release to counter inflammation and reduce pain.
Countering muscle spasticity also occurs in a similar way. It breaks neuro cognitive pain patterns. This eliminates myofascial trigger points that cause muscle spasms.
Finally, a shockwave therapy machine can manipulate the body’s natural process for dealing with pain. By acting on interneurons in the nerve fibers, the communication of pain to the brain stops.
How Does It Work?
Many people believe shockwave therapy services use electricity, but that is not the case. They use a device to deliver acoustic energy to the skin in the form of a low-energy sound wave. These are not electrical shocks, but ones based on sound.
The process is non-invasive, meaning it works from outside the body without the need for any surgery or cuts. The shockwaves produced by the device travel through the skin, creating micro cavitation bubbles that burst. This force helps in a number of ways.
Firstly, it works on desensitizing nerve endings. In addition to this, a very small amount of microscopic damage occurs in the tissues. This makes the body’s own healing response react, stimulating healing in areas that are responding slowly or have stopped healing altogether.
Finally, it can help break down disorganized tissues. These can include calcifications.
Does It Hurt?
Shockwave therapy can cause very mild pain during the course of the treatment. However, as soon as the treatment ends this will vanish and have no long-lasting impact. The level of the shockwaves can increase or decrease at your request.
Benefits of Shockwave Therapy Services
Shockwave therapy is a great way to recover from tendon problems without the need for surgery. It can also accelerate the healing process if it is impacting your quality of life. It has no negative side effects.
Finally, it is very affordable. Some insurance companies will cover the treatments. Benefits and pain relief are typically felt within the first 1-2 treatments and typical number of treatments needed varies depending on the condition and individual.