Shockwave Therapy involves the use of a handheld probe placed over and maneuvered around different injury sites. The probe emits high-energy acoustic sound waves that expand during their travel. These waves stimulate tissue regeneration, enhance blood flow to the affected area, and break down scar tissue, expediting the healing process. Typically employed as a supplementary treatment, this ultrasonic therapy is administered in conjunction with other therapeutic interventions.
While Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy is frequently used in physiotherapy, orthopedics and sports medicine, its applications are mostly associated with the treatment of chronic muscular and tendon disorders, back and cervical pain.
Benefits of Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave Physiotherapy’s benefits are two fold.
1. IT DECREASES MUSCLE TENSION AND INHIBITS SPASMS
Hyperemia represents a fundamental outcome of Shockwave Therapy within the body. It enhances energy supply to hypertonic muscles and their associated ligaments. Additionally, it diminishes the pathological interactions between actin and myosin, leading to a notable decrease in muscle tension. This process contributes to a significant alleviation of muscle tension.
2. IT ACCELERATES HEALING
- Increases collagen production: Production of collagen is a necessary precondition for the repair processes of the damaged musculoskeletal and ligamentous structures.
- Improves metabolism and micro-circulation: Accelerates removal of nociceptive metabolites, increases oxygenation and supplies damaged tissue with source of energy
- Restores mobility: The SWT technology dissolves calciﬁed ﬁbroblasts and starts subsequent biochemical decalciﬁcation of primary calcaria or secondary symptoms of arthrosis.
What conditions are treated by Shockwave Therapy?
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel Spurs/Chronic Heel Pain or Inflammation
- Calcific Tendonitis
- Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee)
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
- Myofascial Trigger Points in muscle
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT Band Syndrome)
- Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow
- Trochanteric Bursitis
- Heterotopic Ossification (Myositis Ossificans)
- Frozen shoulder or Shoulder pain with or without calcification
- Inflammation of the tibial edge or hamstrings due to excessive strain
- Achillodynia and or painful irritation of the Achilles tendon
- Inflammation of the tendon attachment
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
How does Shockwave Therapy treatment feel?
While using the shockwave therapy machine and maneuvering the probe around the injured area, you’ll notice a sensation of pressure and vibration. Your therapist will initiate treatment with the machine set to the lowest pressure and gradually raise it as the injury site becomes less sensitive. If you experience significant discomfort, your therapist will promptly reduce the pressure or stop the treatment. Within a minute or two, initially painful areas become more tolerable, and the treatment is easily endured. After completion, there’s a sense of relief, and patients typically walk around the treatment room without pain.
How frequent are the treatments?
The generally expected frequency for treatments is once in 5 to 10 days. Number of treatment sessions are usually between 3 and 5. Each treatment session is usually for a duration of 10 – 15 minutes.
What are the side effects of Shockwave Therapy?
There are virtually no side effects that have been reported by patients receiving Shockwave Therapy. In rare cases, individuals may experience mild tingling, aching, or some throbbing, but these symptoms are minimal and short-lived.
Best Shockwave Therapy in Mississauga and Oakville
Ranked as one of the best Shockwave Physiotherapy clinics in Mississauga and Oakville areas, your Shock Wave Therapy experts at Curezone Physiotherapy use this as a non-invasive treatment solution for chronic musculo-skeletal injuries, to speed up the recovery time, and reduce pain.