What is shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy is successfully used for the treatment of muscle/ tendon tissue and tendon insertions.
Shockwaves are high energy sound impulses. The energy released in the treatment area improves the metabolism and blood circulation, thereby stimulating the body’s self healing repair mechanism.
Shockwave has many advantages. A few examples are:
1: Short treatment time per session
2: High percentage of successful treatments after only a few sessions
3: Makes medication and/or surgery superfluous
4: The effectiveness of shockwave therapy has some evidence in plantar fasciitis, calcific tendonitis, Achilles tendinopathy, and can be used for other conditions on a individual clinically-reasoned basis