What is shockwave therapy, and how can it help me?

No one likes being in pain, and missing out on activities you love can be frustrating. Long-term pain can leave you feeling miserable and restrict your daily movements, making even the simplest tasks difficult.

Shockwave therapy can give you the freedom to live your best life without pain, so you can go back to doing the things you enjoy the most.

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment option that uses high-energy sound waves to target areas of pain or injury. It can be combined with other therapies like physiotherapy or sports massage and does not require surgery or anesthesia.

What conditions can Shockwave treatment help?

Shockwave therapy is a highly effective orthopaedic medicine and rehabilitation method that can work wonders on stubborn tendon injuries. It is used to help reduce inflammation and target pain.

The treatment is suitable for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Rotator cuff

What are the benefits of shockwave therapy?

One of the main benefits of shockwave therapy is that it is a treatment option for patients who have not responded well to other forms of therapy or medication.

How long does shockwave therapy take?

The treatment sessions are very quick, with most sessions taking between 5 and 15 minutes. Some of the benefits include:

  1. Reducing pain – shockwave therapy can help to reduce pain by stimulating the body’s natural healing process in damaged tissue.
  2. Improving mobility – the treatment can improve mobility by breaking down scar tissue and promoting the growth of new blood vessels and tissue in the affected area.
  3. Quick recovery time – patients can often return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.
  4. Effective for chronic conditions – shockwave therapy has been shown to be effective for chronic conditions that do not respond well to other treatments.

Overall, shockwave therapy can be a highly effective treatment option for various conditions and is considered a safe and well-tolerated procedure. Suppose you are experiencing pain or injury and have not found relief with other forms of therapy. In that case, it may be worth considering shockwave therapy as a possible treatment option for you.

If you’d like to find out how shockwave therapy can help you with recovery from injuries, our team are always happy to explain the procedure further and answer any questions you may have.

Book an appointment now at our Oast Osteopathy clinic in Sittingbourne so we can help you get back to doing the things you enjoy the most.