For a non-invasive therapeutic procedure in Calgary, try shockwave therapy. Northgate Physiotherapy, Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Centre has the treatment to get you feeling yourself again. We offer non-surgical treatments to reduce painful disorders. You can rely on us for services, including chiropractic , physiotherapy and massage therapy . If you are experiencing shoulder or muscular pain, reach out to our therapists. Count on us for shockwave therapy in NE Calgary.
What Is Shockwave Therapy?
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is used for the treatment of musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions. This non-invasive procedure uses shockwaves (an electromagnetic shockwave that focuses on a central point as a pressure wave) that stimulate the healing of problematic tissue. A clinical shockwave is nothing but a controlled explosion that makes a sonic pulse, very similar to an airplane breaking the sonic barrier. ESWT offers an advantage over traditional surgical procedures due to its non-invasive approach, which releases shockwaves that are delivered to the injured bodily tissue. Being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it a perfect way to hurry up recovery and cure various conditions causing acute or chronic pain. The shockwaves are carried to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with sub-acute, sub chronic and chronic conditions. Shockwaves are characterized by jump change in pressure, high amplitude and non-periodicity of the projectile. The energy promotes generation and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues. This stimulates the healing process.
ESWT helps the following conditions:
Muscle trigger points: Shockwave therapy is an excellent choice for treating numerous musculoskeletal conditions. It can decrease the pain associated with muscle trigger points and improve their functioning.
Rotator cuff tendinosis of the shoulder: Rotator cuff disease is a common culprit behind shoulder pain. It is particularly noticeable when lifting the arm above the head. It is well documented that Shockwave therapy is an effective treatment for rotator cuff injuries.
Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis can cause extreme heel pain, which can affect the quality of your life. Increasingly, people are choosing shockwave therapy to deal with this painful condition
Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow: It is not uncommon to develop tennis and golfer's elbow, especially if you engage in these or similar physical activities. Shockwave therapy is a safe, effective and non-invasive treatment for tennis and golfer's elbow.
Patellar tendinitis: Patellar tendinitis or jumper's knee is a common condition for those who engage in sports that require a lot of jumping, such as volleyball and basketball. Not only that, it can also affect those involved in activities that demand quick changes of direction, such as football. Shockwave therapy is a dependable treatment for this condition.
Shin splints: Shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is caused by the inflammation of the tendons, muscles and tissue surrounding the tibia. Shockwave therapy is an excellent choice for helping those suffering from shin splints to recover quickly.
Trochanteric bursitis: Trochanteric bursitis manifests as pain on the side of the hip, and sometimes outside of the thigh. It is common between the ages of 40-60 years, but it can even be brought on by a specific injury. Shockwave therapy can decrease the pain associated with this condition, and enhance mobility. This can go hand-in-hand with physiotherapy to deal with the discomfort.
During the treatment, the sound waves emitted stimulate the healing of injured tissues. Healing is accelerated, and typically, there are usually no side effects. The treatment is affordable and covered under your paramedical provider. After treatment, patients are free to leave immediately and should experience no discomfort. There might be a slight worsening of pain for a limited time in days to follow.
How is the Treatment Performed?
Three to six treatments are performed at weekly intervals. Treatments are simple without any injections. The patient's affected area is positioned against the ESWT machine while a shockwave is delivered to the area in which the patient feels a pulse. Treatments begin at the lowest intensity level. Here, some discomfort may be felt. After half a second, the body becomes used to the sensation. To date, there haven’t been any serious harmful side effects reported.
The Science Behind Shockwave Therapy
The leading explanation is predicated on the inflammatory healing response. It’s felt that the shockwaves cause microtrauma to the diseased tendon tissue. This leads to inflammation, which allows the body to send healing cells and increase the blood flow to the injured site.
Shockwave therapy provides fast pain relief, accelerates healing, and restores mobility. Being a non-surgical therapy, patients can often avoid pain killers or steroid injections for their injury—which can reduce recovery time. Shockwave therapy is apt for speeding up the recovery of acute or chronic pain. Contact us now if you want to get rid of your pain with shockwave therapy in NE Calgary.
Get in Touch With Us for Shockwave Therapy in NE Calgary
Our shockwave therapy in NE Calgary can be effective in treating a wide range of conditions. When you come to us, we will assess your symptoms and needs to determine whether or not you're suitable for this treatment. Please contact us to make an appointment today.