Do you have back issues, neck pain or foot problems? If you have acute pain and have a musculoskeletal pathology that has not responded to conservative treatments such as physiotherapy, rest, steroid injection, ice therapy and pain killers, Shockwave therapy could give you the relief you need. It’s a modern, safe and highly effective therapy treatment.
So often, people suffering with acute pain try to manage or face surgery. Shockwave Therapy can provide a successful alternative to surgery. Over the past 13 years it has progressed from a procedure for the treatment of urological solutions to a practice being used by some of the best sports teams in the world to keep their athletes in peak condition. Awareness of this type of treatment has been slow to filter from the professionals to the general population, but I am very fortunate to be able to offer this service to my clients.
High intensity waves are passed through the skin to painful areas of muscle and tendon. These break down scar tissue and calcific deposits in damaged tissues, increasing blood flow to the area and stimulating the body’s natural healing process.
Shockwave therapy is perfect for the treatment of most sports injuries such as tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and achilles tendinitis. It is also effective in treating injuries of the shoulder, lower back, hip and knee.
Shockwave has been proven as an effective, safe and non-invasive treatment option for tendinopathies and other pathologies of the musculoskeletal system in a multitude of high-quality randomised control trials. (Vasileios Dedes et al, 2018, Effectiveness of safety of shockwave therapy in tendoninopathies, Mater Sociomed).
A review by the NCBI proves that it can help and may prevent medical intervention stating that Shockwave Therapy reduces pain and increases function. More importantly, it shows that the beneficial effects are maintained over the 6 months post treatment. This is fantastic news for anyone who is suffering pain!
If you would like to talk to me about your pain or a musculoskeletal pathology that hasn’t responded to other treatments, why not book my FREE 15 appointment? It will give me a chance to explain how the therapy could work for you.