Who Can Benefit From Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive therapeutic procedure used for treating various musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions. We deliver electromagnetic shockwaves to your injured bodily tissues, which stimulate the healing process. You should meet the experts at Northgate Physiotherapy, Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Centre to better understand whether the treatment is suitable for your medical condition or not. We can further tell you about how long your treatment will take and the number of sessions you will need, depending on the severity of your condition.
Shockwave therapy is also referred to as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT). The concept is similar to lithotripsy, which has been a traditional shockwave therapy to break kidney stones. ESWT is extremely effective in alleviating pain and inflammation as it utilizes short energy waves that travel faster than the speed of sound, enhancing blood flow. You can treat a wide range of pain, diseases and conditions with this therapy.
ESWT helps in accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia and mobility restoration. For best results, you should try this treatment along with other options such as ice therapy, painkillers and physiotherapy.
You can benefit from ESWT if you suffer from any of the following health problems:
Plantar Fasciitis or Fasciosis - Inflammation of plantar fascia - a tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes. It causes a stabbing pain near the heel, which can worsen in the morning or due to prolonged standing or jumping.
Achilles Tendonitis - Overuse injury of Achilles tendon, found between the calf muscles and the lower leg. You might experience heel pain and tenderness. It is common among runners and middle-aged people.
Calcific Tendonitis - Formation of small irritating calcium deposits in tendons. It is more common among 30 to 40-year-old patients and diabetics.
Lateral Epicondylitis - Also known as tennis elbow, overuse of forearm, arm and the hand muscles leads to pain in the tendons of the elbow.
Morton's Neuromas - Thickening of connective tissues around the nerve, between the bases of toes, which causes heel pain. It is more common among women wearing high heels or tight shoes for a long duration of time.
Heel Spur - A calcium deposit causing painful protrusion on the underside of the heel bone. Common among people who wear poorly fitted shoes or sportspersons experiencing sprain or trauma.
Shin Splints - Shinbone or tibia refers to the large front bone in the leg. Shin splints refer to pain along the inner border of the tibia, where the muscles attach to the bone.
Patellar Tendinitis - Injury to the tendon connecting kneecap (patella) to your shinbone, which is common among athletes.
Trochanteric Bursitis - Inflammation of the fluid-filled sac near the hip joint (bursa). It causes pain in the patient’s outer area of the upper leg.
Myofascial Trigger Points - These are hyperirritable spots in the skeletal muscle, which when compressed, cause pain or tenderness.