Ever heard of shockwave therapy?
Not sure what it involves?
We’ve answered your most frequently asked questions below.
So, what is shockwave therapy?
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (or shockwave for short) is a beneficial treatment option for individuals suffering from a variety of musculoskeletal issues. The shockwaves are high pulses of mechanical energy, it uses acoustic shockwaves to break up soft tissue calcifications, encourage college synthesis and stimulate the healing process to improve pain.
Shockwave therapy is directly delivered to the affected area with ultrasound gel to help transmit the shockwaves through the skin.
What is the benefit?
Shockwave therapy is a great option for those with chronic tendon issues which haven’t responded well to conservative methods. The shockwaves can increase blood circulation and healing rate to provide relief of stubborn musculoskeletal conditions. Within a podiatry setting, there is strong evidence that shockwave therapy can benefit plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis.
How many treatments are required and will it hurt?
Commonly, most patients will begin to see a decrease in their pain levels after 3 to 5 sessions of shockwave treatment.
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment. It is normal to feel some discomfort at the site of pain as we are applying force to the damaged area. We can tailor the shockwave machine to provide more or less force if required.
We look forward to solving your foot pain. If you have any questions or are wanting to know more, feel free to give us a call on 8468 2411 or book via our website here.