SHOCKWAVE THERAPY THE SAFE TREATMENT OPTION
DDB Physiotherapy are delighted to be able to offer one of the most effective solutions to resolving stubborn and long-standing musculoskeletal injuries. Our Shockwave machine is supplied by EMS Physio and they have a lot of information regarding the many benefits of Radial and Focused shockwave.
Shockwave Therapy or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive technology that delivers sound waves to the required area to aid recovery. For many years it had been the preserve of the sporting elite, NO MORE! It has become widely accepted in clinical practice for the treatment of chronic soft tissue, muscular and tendon injures, which improve movement and pain.
HOW DOES EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY WORK?
Shock waves is a high-energy, audible sound waves. In medicine, in the 1980’s shock waves had been used for the dissolution of kidney stones among other things. In rehabilitation therapy, shockwaves are transmitted to the area to accelerate healing. ESWT involves passing short, intense sound waves into affected tissues, which increases blood flow, has an analgesic effect, which stimulates repair and regeneration. The treatment allows your body to restart its own accelerated healing process.
IS EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY SAFE
Yes. It has NICE guidance for many indications. When performed by qualified therapists it is a largely risk-free and side-effect-free method of treating musculo-skeletal conditions and chronic pain.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY TREAT?
There are many Musculo-Skeletal conditions that can be treated by ESWT including:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinopathies
- Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
- Shoulder Tendinopathies
- Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow
BENEFITS OF EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY
ESWT affords the patient a number of distinct benefits. These are:
- No anaesthesia needed
- Non-invasive procedure
- No medication
- No hospital admissions
- Fewer complications
- Significant clinical benefit often seen 6-8 weeks after treatment
- Analgesic effect after treatment
- Strong clinical results and research
WHEN CAN IT BE USED
- When surgery is not an option
- When pain relief and injections no longer work
- When a condition is presented that is suitable for the therapy
- When no contraindications are present