Shockwave therapy (SWT) is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy & sports medicine.
Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Shockwave Therapy has been shown to be a great alternative to surgeries as an ideal treatment to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain. Literature has shown that SWT can help with many chronic and acute conditions such as the ones listed below, but you should ask your therapist if SWT can be helpful during your recovery!
SWT can be beneficial in treating:
• Jumper’s Knee
• Painful Shoulder
• Tennis Elbow
• Heel Spur
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Insertional Pain
• Chronic Tendinopathy (Tendonitis)
• Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)
• Hip Pain
• Stress Fractures