Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive tool that creates pressure waves that transmit energy to localized areas of pain and inflammation. The shockwaves are delivered to the affected area using specialized heads that concentrate energy and promote healing and tissue regeneration. Shockwave can be used alone, or in combination with other pain reduction therapies including naturopathic, chiropractic and massage therapy.
Shockwave has a number of physiological effects such as:
- Decreasing inflammation through cytokine regulation
- Releasing trigger points
- Increasing collagen production
- Increasing blood vessel formation
- Decreasing pain by decreasing substance P
- Reduce swelling
- Decrease scar tissue
Shockwave can be used for a wide range of acute and chronic pain conditions including:
- Back and neck pain
- Tennis elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Post surgical recovery for joint replacements
- Shoulder Pain
- Knee pain
- Shin splints
- Hip pain
Treatments are typically done 1-2 times per week. Although the number of shockwave treatments required varies with condition and person, a typical patient will only require 3-5 shockwave treatments to address their condition!
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