Shockwave Therapy for Relief of Repetitive Strain Injuries and Tendinitis
Are you experiencing muscle or tissue discomfort from repetitive activities, sports or medical conditions like tendinitis?
Shockwave therapy offers a quick and effective form of relief. It is used to treat a wide variety of conditions affecting the muscles and connective tissues, including:
- Plantar fasciitis / heel spur
- Calcific Achilles tendinitis
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Bursitis at various sites
- Scar tissue
- Shin splints
- Mortons neuroma
- Non healing ulcers
- Stress fractures
- Bony non-unions
- Myofascial trigger points
- Nerve related problems
How shockwave therapy works
Shockwave therapy involves a short series of high-energy sound waves directed at injured tissues. This treatment produces an inflammatory response in the body, which increases metabolic activity around in the area of pain and discomfort. This inflammatory response stimulates and accelerates the healing process, breaking down scar tissue and calcifications.
Shockwave therapy: fast and effective
Shockwave therapy offers long-term relief from chronic pain and discomfort in the affected area. As a non-invasive treatment, shockwave therapy sessions only take between five and ten minutes. In most cases, a course of shockwave therapy can be completed in three to five sessions, allowing patients to quickly return to their normal work or sporting activities.
Effectiveness rates for this well-tested treatment are excellent, typically in the range of 90% when combined with chiropractic care. Multiple research studies have found that in many cases, relief can be achieved after just two to three treatments, with overall success rates of:
- 91% for calcific tendinitis of the shoulder and Achilles tendinopathies1
- 90% for plantar fasciitis2
- 77% for tennis elbow3
Shockwave therapy in action
The radiograph images shows the success of shockwave therapy for a patient that had been suffering from calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff for numerous years. After receiving shockwave therapy along with chiropractic care, he was able to recover completely after six months and showed significant improvement after just six weeks.
Contact Simcoe Place Medical Clinic to find out more about shockwave therapy and how it can help you.
1 Journal of American Medical Association, 2003
2 The Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2005
3 The Journal of Orthopaedics, 2005