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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Chronic, irritating pain on structures such as ligaments and tendons are caused by degeneration and overuse.  The consequences are pain, insomnia, lost work time, a reduced quality of life and decreased participation in your favorite activities. With some conditions, classic, conservative treatment methods are ineffective. For a long time we have understood that it is better to invest in a pain treatment method that is fast and non-invasive  with lasting results.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, (or ESWT), uses shockwaves to treat chronic, painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system.  A shockwave is an intense, but very short energy wave traveling faster than the speed of sound.  The word "Extra-corporeal" means "outside the body" and refers to the fact that the shockwaves are generated outside the body.

Shock Wave is Often used for:

* Shoulder Tendonitis & Calcific Tendinopathy - painful restrictions in shoulder movement

* Epicondylitis (tennis elbow) -  inflammation of forearm tendons at the elbow

* Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur) - most often chronic pain under the heel

* Achilles Tendonitis - inflammation of the achilles tendon

* Patellar Tendonitis:  pain below to the knee cap

* Mortons Neuroma

* Trigger Point Release

* Scar Tissue Release

* ITB Friction Syndrome

How many Treatments?

Normally 3 treatments are necessary, with a 1 week interval between treatments. Each individual treatment lasts approximately 5 to 10 minutes. In most cases, after each individual treatment, there is  a significant decrease in pain.  A physiotherapist will provide advice and guidance for exercise  progression following treatment.

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