How Shockwave Therapy helps to Relieve Chronic Pain ?

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a treatment method that uses a shockwave to increase the speed of healing damaged tissue. Shockwave therapy uses a shockwave made by a device that creates a small explosion in a highly pressurized gas that breaks a small part of a damaged bone or tissue. A small amount of fluid is then injected into the broken area to heal the damaged area. Shockwave therapy is used mainly for people who have various types of chronic pain from sports injuries, arthritis, and other joint issues.

Shockwave therapy is one of the most excellent additions to medical science in the past few decades. It has helped improve the healing rate of patients with damaged tissue in several parts of their bodies. The pulses generated in this treatment are generated by two different sources, either high frequency or electromagnetic pulse devices. These pulses will last for several seconds until they reach maximum growth and bursting in size value. This stress is then released into the affected area to allow proper oxygenation and nutrition for cells to begin the healing process.

Shockwave Therapy

What are Shockwaves?

Radial shockwave therapy is a medically approved therapeutic treatment that uses acoustic pressure to relieve pain through the body. The therapy involves the use of a “transmitter,” or “gun,” and a hand piece that delivers short pulses of energy in a goal directed way. The point of contact on the skin is shifted throughout your treatment so as to cover all areas of concern effectively.

What Do the Experts Say About Shockwave Therapy?

Research has shown that clinical research has led to improvements with the following conditions:

  • Myofascial Trigger Points (pressure on sensitive points causing pain)
  • Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain)
  • Chronic Tendinopathies
  • Inflammation of tendons causing pain
  • Shoulder Tendinopathy
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Achilles Tendinopathy

What are the Side Effects of Shockwave Therapy?

When feeling pain in the area, you might notice slight discomfort during your treatment. However, since we try our best to make sure that each and every procedure is as effective and comfortable as possible, most patients tolerate the sensation just fine. We understand that it can hurt, especially if you’re already experiencing pain at a high level – but since most of our sessions last only about 5 minutes long most patients tend not to mind this minor form of aggravation altogether.

Side effects may occur 1-2 days after shockwave therapy treatment and subsiding after 5-10 days, and they may be

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Mild Bruising
  • Pain
  • Numbness

How Does Shockwave Therapy Benefit Me?

As the sound waves penetrate tissue it improves localized blood circulation and enhances new blood vessel growth, which rebuilds a better habitat for tissue repair. And as our body heals, the sound waves reduce pain as well as promote healing of tissue damage at a faster rate.

Where can I get Shockwave Therapy in North York?

You can get Shockwave Therapy at North York Madison Sports Injury Clinic . We want to provide you with the best chiropractic care possible in North York. We offer many services from chiropractic adjustments, orthotics consolations, RMT, Physiotherapy, Kinesiology and Naturopathy. Make an appointment today!

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