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Shock Wave Therapy

Shock Wave Therapy (SWT)

What is Shock Wave Therapy?

Shock Wave Therapy (SWT) is a non-invasive treatment that uses sound waves to deliver focused pressure pulses to a specific area of the body. The technology is a combination of electrical and mechanical waves that target the muscles and nerves of the body. The therapy is administered by a device that delivers high-frequency, low-amperage electrical pulses to the body.

Several scientific studies have shown that the use of shock waves can stimulate the production of collagen and other proteins in the affected tissue. The presence of these proteins aids in the healing process.

Benefits of Shock Wave Therapy

There are several benefits to using shockwave therapy:

  • It’s a non-invasive treatment. This means it doesn’t require surgery, and you don’t have to go under the knife.
  • It’s a quick treatment. Lasting only few minutes.
  • It’s safe and there are very few side effects, and the risk of complications is minimal.
  • It’s effective. Shock wave therapy has been proven to be effective in treating a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, tendonitis, and osteoarthritis.
  • It increases the circulation of oxygen in the area being treated.
  • It helps to relax the muscles, allowing them to be more flexible and move more easily.
  • It affects only the targeted area of the body without affecting surrounding areas.
Benefits of Shock Wave therapy

Conditions That Shock Wave Therapy Can Help Treat

Shock Wave Therapy Can Help in Pain relief
Shock Wave Therapy Can Help in Sports injuries

As we age, our bodies start to lose collagen, elastin, and other connective tissues. This leads to a loss of elasticity, which can cause a variety of health problems. According to various studies, patients who received shockwave therapy experienced significant healing. Shockwave therapy may be able to treat numerous conditions, which include the following:

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Pain relief

Shock wave therapy can be used to reduce pain, including chronic pain. It works by applying pressure to the area, which stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.

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Muscle soreness

When you have muscle pain, the muscles can become stiff and sore. Using shock wave therapy can help relieve this soreness.

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Tendonitis

Tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon. Shock wave therapy can be used to treat this condition, including tennis elbow.
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Arthritis

Shock wave therapy can be used to treat both arthritis and osteoarthritis. This is because it can help improve circulation in the affected area.

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Traumatic injuries

Shock wave therapy can be used to help reduce the risk of complications following a traumatic injury, such as a broken bone.
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Sports injuries

Shock wave therapy can be used to reduce the risk of re-injury following a sports injury.

Common Questions

Who uses shock wave therapy?

Shock wave therapy is used by doctors all over the world, and has been proven to be effective for treating a range of different conditions. It’s particularly useful for sports injuries, arthritis, and plantar fasciitis.

How does it work?

Sound waves are transmitted into the body causing acute inflamation in the tissue being treated, and this stimulates the body to heal itself. This means that the body’s natural healing process is activated, and it begins repairing the damaged tissue.

Where does shock wave therapy work?
Shock wave therapy works on the body’s tissues, and it can be used to treat a variety of conditions. It’s particularly useful for treating tendons, ligaments, and joints.
How can it be used to treat pain?

Shock wave therapy is most commonly used to treat sports injuries, but is used to treat other conditions that cause pain, such as plantar fasciitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome, and arthritis.

How long does it take to recover?

Recovery time depends on the condition being treated and how much shock wave therapy you need. You should see improvements after a few weeks of treatment. Athletes may usually return to normal activities within 24 hours of treatment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any side effects or associated risks?

During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally, some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.

How long does each treatment take?

The typical course of treatment is 10 minutes, depending on the area being treated. How often should a patient be treated? Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week tapering to once a week, or once every other week, with improvement.

How many treatments does it take?

This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions, 1-6 treatments may be sufficient. Those of a more chronic nature may require 10 or more treatments. Conditions such as severe arthritis may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.

How long before the results are felt?
You may feel improvement in your condition (usually pain reduction) after the very first treatment. Sometimes you will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.
Does it hurt?

What does a treatment feel like? There is little or no sensation during treatment - occasionally one feels mild, soothing warmth, or tingling.

New Patient Package

Includes consultation, exam with the doctor, and x-rays if needed.