What are Shockwaves and how do they work?
Radial shockwaves are delivered into the injured body tissue by means of a special freely-movable applicator (similar to therapeutic ultrasound). The treatment covers the entire painful region in just a few minutes.
The body’s pain response is interrupted as a result of the shock waves which results in reduced pain sensation and the gradual return of more natural, pain-free movement patterns.
Will it work for me?
Radial pressure wave therapy is indicated for the following applications:
- Myofascial trigger points – localised tender or painful areas.
- Tendinopathies e.g. plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, shin splints, etc.
- Activation of muscle and connective tissue. e.g. increased circulation.
Is Shockwave Therapy appropriate for me?
There are times in which Shockwave therapy may not be appropriate, with the reasons listed below. If you do have any further questions please give us a call!
- Haemophilia or other coagulation disorders
- Acute inflammation
- Corticosteroid injections – please wait a minimum of 6 weeks before commencing Shockwave Therapy
Are there any side effects from Shockwave Therapy?
Like any treatment, there are potential side effects which can be discussed in more detail at the consult. The side effects of Shockwave Therapy are mostly mild. If you do experience any side effects the majority will appear 1 – 2 days following treatment.
Some common side effects include;
- Localise Redness
- Mild Swelling
- Mild Pain
- Possible Bruising
- Red spots
Where to from here?
If you are suffering plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, nerve impingement, ankle pain, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, or any other lower limb soft tissue injury then take advantage of our Gap-Free* Lower Limb Assessment where you can find out more about Shockwave Therapy and if it’s suitable for your particular situation.
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