Shockwave therapy uses an acoustic wave as a means of transmitting energy to stimulate blood vessel and nerve growth thus helping heal and regenerate tissue. Shockwave therapy is an established and effective treatment for soft-tissue injuries. It is non-invasive and non-surgical.
Is my condition suitable for Shockwaver Therapy?
Research has shown that there is up to an 80% success rate for improvement in outcomes in using shockwave therapy. Shockwave therapy can be used for numerous conditions such as:
- Neck/back pain
- Achilles tendinitis
- Shoulder tendinitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis elbow
- Heel spurs
- Golfer’s elbow
- Hip pain
- Muscle pain and disorders
- Patella tendinopathy
Is shockwave for everyone?Whilst not intended to constitute a definitive list, shockwave should not be used or used with caution in patients with the following:
- Recent corticosteroid injection
- Vascular / circulation disorders on blood-thinning medications
- Nerve disorders
- Metal implants
- Over growth plates in younger patients
- Bone tumour
- Open wounds
How many treatments will I need?While improvements are often seen after the first session, the effectiveness of the treatment is cumulative. For full effectiveness the average treatments required is between 3-9 sessions undertaken a week apart.
Most patients experience very positive outcomes after six sessions.