What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy uses low energy acoustic waves to accelerate the body’s own natural healing responses. Energy pulses generated by the shockwave trigger higher metabolism, blood circulation, and breakdown of calcific deposits found in joints and tissues. In turn, this leads to faster and long-term healing of the damaged tissues.
This modern treatment method has evolved over the years since it’s initial discovery for breaking down kidney stones. It has since evolved through numerous scientific studies and now serve a very different purpose, to treat chronic tendonitis.
Who Can Benefit?
Shockwave therapy, also known as extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is commonly used to treat muscoloskeletal conditions involving connectives tissues like ligaments and tendons. This offers another option for practitioners to deal with conditions that don’t respond to traditional treatment.
Shockwave therapy has shown great results in treating pain from sports injury, strain, and overuse in the areas of:
- Shoulder – calcific tendonitis of rotator cuffs
- Back pain – lumbar, cervical spine regions, and chronic muscular pain
- Hip – bursitis
- Knee – patellar tendonitis “jumper’s knee”
- Feet – heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis
- Upper leg – Iliotibial band friction syndrome
- Lower leg – shin splints
Other benefits of shockwave therapy (ESWT):
- Non invasive and non surgical
- Anesthesia or drugs not required
- Accelerated healing
Overall, shockwave therapy offers a great alternate treatment option for stubborn tendonitis and injuries where the human body has not been able to heal on its own. Our highly trained shockwave therapy practitioners at We-Fix-U Cobourg will thoroughly assess your condition to determine the best treatment option. Book a free consultation with us today and start feeling better soon.