ESWT has been proven to be exceptionally successful with conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, Shoulder rotator cuff calcification, Knee patellar tendinitis, Tennis elbow, shin splints and many more..
Chronic pain & Sports Inuries
If you’ve been taking medication for chronic musculoskeletal pain, or are considering surgery for your condition, Shockwave Therapy can work as a potential alternative.
The cause for many chronic pain conditions is in scar tissue, circulation issues and tissue or nerve damage that interferes with healing and cell regeneration.
ESWT works by breaking down and removing any tissue that should not be present, such as scar tissue, while stimulating angiogenesis (new blood vessel growth) to the impacted tissue at the cellular level.
Many clients experience significant reduction in their chronic pain after their first treatment, and unlike other modalities, results of ESWT usually don’t require ongoing treatment beyond the initial plan of 3 to 6 sessions.
Commonly treated conditions: Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar Fasciitis and Shockwave Therapy: A Treatment Option Worth Exploring
Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterised by pain and inflammation in the heel or arch of the foot, which is caused by an injury to the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs from the heel to the toes. The condition can be debilitating and limit your mobility, affecting your daily life.
There are many treatment options available for plantar fasciitis, ranging from physical therapy to surgery. One promising treatment option that has gained popularity in recent years is shockwave therapy.
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses high-energy sound waves to promote healing in the affected area. It is a popular treatment option for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including plantar fasciitis.
During the procedure, a handheld device is used to deliver the shockwaves to the affected area. The shockwaves penetrate the skin and stimulate the body's natural healing process by increasing blood flow, reducing inflammation, and promoting tissue regeneration.
The procedure does not require any anaesthesia. Patients may experience mild discomfort during the procedure, but it is generally well-tolerated.
How Can Shockwave Therapy Help with Plantar Fasciitis?
Shockwave therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment option for plantar fasciitis, particularly for patients who have not responded to other forms of treatment. The therapy can provide relief from pain and improve the function of the affected foot.
Several studies have shown that shockwave therapy can reduce pain and improve function in patients with plantar fasciitis. For example, a study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research found that shockwave therapy resulted in a significant reduction in pain and an improvement in function in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis.
Another study published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery found that shockwave therapy was effective in reducing pain and improving function in patients with both acute and chronic plantar fasciitis.
What Are the Risks of Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy is generally considered safe and does not pose any significant risks to patients. However, like any medical procedure, there is a small risk of complications. Some patients may experience mild pain or discomfort during the procedure, and there may be some bruising or swelling in the treated area.
Plantar fasciitis can be a painful and debilitating condition that can significantly impact your quality of life. If you are struggling with the condition and have not found relief with other forms of treatment, shockwave therapy may be worth exploring.
With the right care and treatment, you can get back to your daily activities and enjoy life free from pain!