Radial shockwave therapy is gaining momentum as a preferred treatment for a wide range of conditions. You might have heard of or come across the phrase in relation to chiropractic, physiotherapy and sports medicine. To learn more about radial shockwave therapy and its benefits, contact us or read on.
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that offers fast pain relief and mobility restoration. It produces a series of low energy pressure wave pulsations that are directly applied via a gel medium to an injury through the skin. The technology arose from the discovery that focused acoustic waves could break down gallstones and kidney stones. This technology has since been successful in the treatment of several acute and chronic MSK (musculoskeletal) conditions in clinical studies.
Radial shockwave therapy has emerged as a preferred treatment for pain resulting from acute or lingering injuries. The therapy triggers the body’s natural healing response, reducing the need for ongoing pain management. Many people observe improved mobility and reduced pain after the first treatment.
Radial shockwave therapy is used in the treatment of numerous musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those that involve connective tissues like tendons and ligaments. It is a handy tool for chronic or acute tendon conditions (tendinopathy, tendonitis, tendinosis). These include tennis elbow, rotator cuff injuries, Achilles’ strain, jumpers’ knees, planter fasciitis and calcific tendonitis of the shoulder. It also works great on muscle pain and muscle knots.
During your first session, your chiropractor will confirm that your condition is appropriate for radial shockwave therapy. We will also educate you about your condition and give guidance on other measures you can take in addition to shockwave treatment. Other measures might include specific exercises, activity modification and postural education.
Shockwave therapy accelerates the healing process in the body through metabolic stimulation and enhanced blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue.
Radial shockwave therapy is a widely researched and proven treatment method for a wide range of chronic and acute pain conditions. Contact Whyte Avenue Chiropractic & Wellness Centre today if you have any questions regarding radial shockwave therapy or would like to book an appointment for an initial consultation.