Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is one of the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatments for musculoskeletal disorders. The term shockwave refers to mechanical pressure pulses that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process.
It reboots the body’s inflammatory process in cases where the chronic inflammation has stagnated, becoming chronic. Through ESWT damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals. This non-invasive procedure is a breakthrough treatment option for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions.
Benefits of ESWT
Faster treatment results
Reboots body inflammatory process in chronic conditions
Accelerates healing process
Fewer complications and risks than other treatments
High percentage of success rate
Alternative to steroid injections and surgeries
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is an extremely effective treatment used to treat a range of issues that occur in various areas of the body. The technology used to perform Shockwave Therapy allows us to achieve much quicker results when it comes to treating both new and chronic injuries.
We predominantly carry out Shockwave Therapy in our Waterloo Clinic, with our patient base ranging from runners suffering from Plantar Fasciitis to individuals with calcium deposits (Calcific Tendinitis) in the shoulder joint who want to avoid surgery.
Individuals that undergo surgery usually have months of rehabilitation ahead of them, while Shockwave Therapy is an alternative in which results can be seen after the first few sessions.
Contraindications for ESWT
ESWT is one of the safest treatments out there. The conditions which are contraindicated for Shockwave Therapy are:
Malignancies (cancer) in the treatment area
Metal implants in the treatment area
Breast implants or pacemakers
Blood clotting disorder (including thrombosis and haemophilia)
Having received a steroid injection within 6 weeks
Infection or skin abrasion in the treatment area
Side Effect of ESWT
There is a small number of minor side effects individuals can experience when being treated with ESWT:
Redness can appear almost immediately after therapy in the treated area as blood flow increases
Some may experience pain in the treated area, (speak to your therapist before taking pain relief)
Swelling in the treated area
Petechia (red spots) in the treated area
Bruising in the treated area
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