By now, many of you may have heard the buzz surrounding Shockwave Therapy. This therapy is highly effective for chronic conditions such as tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow. Shockwave therapy is low risk. It decreases pain and improves function, allowing patients to get back to the physical activities they love.
How do Shockwaves Work?
Shockwaves are converted into sound energy once they are absorbed by the tissues, stimulating the bodies self-healing capacity. New blood vessels form, allowing improved blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. The damaged tissues regenerate and heal. Some patients have reported immediate relief!
What Can I Expect?
The painful region is diagnosed and localized. Coupling gel is applied to the area of complaint. The shockwave applicator is placed over the painful region, applying shockwaves into the damaged tissue. A typical treatment lasts between 5-15 minutes, depending on the condition. Generally, shockwave therapy is delivered 4-6 times over 4 weeks. The most significant healing will take place between 6-9 weeks, as the tissues continue to regenerate. This therapy is low risk, requiring no anesthesia, injections, or surgery. There are virtually no side effects other than occasional minor discomfort/bruising in the area being treated.
What Does Shockwave Therapy Treat?
High energy sound waves treat these conditions with great success:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spurs/pain
- Achilles tendonitis
- Patellar tendonitis
- Trigger points
- Neck and back pain
- Shoulder tendonitis
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Elbow pain
- Golfer’s elbow
- Tennis elbow
Should you like a free consultation on Shockwave Therapy and how it can help you get back in the game, call either our Bow Bottom or MacLeod Trail locations!
Bow Bottom Location
#201 – 83 Deerpoint Road SE Calgary, AB T2J 6W5 Ph: (403) 278-2077
Macleod Trail Location 4344 MacLeod Trail SE Calgary, AB T2G 0A4 Ph: (403) 245-8282