In the past 5 or more years, Shockwave Therapy in Edmonton has become increasingly popular. While this treatment can feel like a mini-jackhammer pulsing directly on the site of injury, in just a few treatments, patients are seeing great results.
What is Radial Shockwave Therapy?
Radio Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical modality used to treat localized musculoskeletal pain. It uses acoustic waves generated at a high frequency and a high pressure, using compressed air. These waves are transmitted to muscles, tendons and ligaments using a sound head. When these waves are transmitted into the tissues, it creates a localized inflammatory response which means that there is increased blood flow to the area. This increase in blood flow helps to kick-start the body’s natural healing mechanism.
What are the benefits of Radial Shockwave Therapy?
The effects of Radial Shockwave Therapy in Edmonton are often experienced immediately i.e. after 1 or 2 treatments only. The treatment has many benefits:
- No negative side effects
- Promotes accelerated healing
- Easy application
- Affordable and covered by many insurance companies
What all conditions can Shockwave Therapy treat?
Radial shockwave therapy in Edmonton is used to treat many orthopaedic conditions as a stand alone treatment or combined with dry needling, manual therapy and exercise. Shockwave therapy is effective in the treatment of the following conditions:
- Achilles tendonopathy/enthesopathy
- Tibialis posterior tendonopathy
- Supraspinatus/subscapularis/infraspinatus tendonopathy (as well as calcific tendonopathy)
- Gluteus medius and minimustendonopathy
- Proximal and distal hamstring tendonopathy
- Patellar tendonopathy
- Quadriceps tendonopathy
- Plantar fasciosis
- Lateral epicondylosis
- Medial epcondylosis
- Intersection syndrome
- MCL partial tear
- Dupuytren’s contractures
- Adhesive capsulitis
- Sport’s Hernia (Adductor longs tendon)
How many Shockwave Therapy sessions will I need?
Typically, 4-6 treatment sessions are recommended at a frequency of once per week. While some patients experience immediate relief, more often the recovery occurs over 8-12 weeks as the body goes through its natural healing cycle. Between treatments, patients are able to resume regular activities as tolerated.
If you are interested in being assessed, visit Body Restoration – Best Shockwave Therapy centre in Edmonton or book a consultation with one of our experienced professionals! At Body Restoration in Edmonton, we use Radial shockwave therapy with many of our patients to treat their various injuries