SHOCKWAVE AND YOUR ROUTE TO HEALTH
Shockwaving Your Plantar Fasciicits, tennis elbow and tendonitis away!
IS SHOCKWAVE FOR ME?
Use the record button to the right to show or describe your ailment. We can then suggest if ShockWave Therapy is suitable for you.
Typical ailments are shown below
PLANTAR FASCIITIS TREATMENT
ACHILLES PAIN TREATMENT
GOLFERS AND TENNIS ELBOW TREATMENT
WHAT IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY
ShockWave therapy (sometimes written as shock wave therapy) is essentially a pressure disturbance or a large amplitude pressure disturbance that propagates. ShockWaves were initially employed as a non invasive treatment for kidney stones (from the early 1970's, with treatment proper starting in the 1980's), and it has become a first line intervention for such conditions. It was also noted that shock wave treatment was great for musculoskeletal disorders and is a noninvasive treatment. Research shows statistically significant improvement in musculoskeletal injuries like tennis elbow, acute and chronic plantar fasciitis for focused shockwave therapy. Recent musculoskeltal disorders that have been treatment with shockwave therapy include femoral head necrosis, calcified shoulder tendonitis, chronic calcific tendinitis and osteochondritis. Shockwave therapy can be used as a stand alone treatment or along side chiropractic and other physical therapy techniques. The hope being to avoid surgical intervention.
Most clinical research has used between 3 – 5 sessions at low energy levels (typical shock wave therapy application), and it is suggested up to 7 sessions may be needed in the more recalcitrant lesions
However there have been no RCT trials yet to determine the most optimum number of therapy sessions (or intervals) for musculoskeletal disorders.
Typically 3 - 5 shock wave therapy sessions appear to be effective for the majority of patients suffering from the afore mentioned problems. These sessions need to be spaced such as to let the tissue 'reaction' at least partly subside from the first session before the next treatment is delivered. Optimal treatment spacing has yet to be identified in the published research evidence.
For a recent research article please follow this prospective clinical study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6029898/
The areas with the strongest research (and randomized clinical study) and anecdotal evidence includes :
Plantar fasciitis, chronic Achilles tendinopathy Patellar tendonipathy Tennis and Golfers elbow (medial and lateral epicondylalgia) Biceps tendinopathy Supraspinatus tendinopathy
Others include trochanteric bursitis, though it is appreciated that this is clearly not a tendinopathy type lesion.
It takes a Tissue from a more chronic to a more acute state, and in doing so, provides a stimulus (trigger) to a 'stalled' repair sequence. This is actually consistent with other approaches employed in therapy - such as some manual therapies (e.g. transverse frictions), some exercise based approaches (e.g. eccentric loading) and some electrotherapy interventions (e.g. provocative ultrasound or laser treatments). The following are the most strongly established treatment effects at therapy ShockWave levels.
Increased local blood flow
Increase in cellular activity – release of substance P, prostaglandin E2, NO, TGF β, VEGF, and almost certainly other inflammatory cytokines
Transient analgesic effect on afferent nerves
Break down calcific deposits (primarily, but not exclusively in tendon)
WHAT DOES IT ACTUALLY DO?
"Worked really well for my chronic plantar fasciitis problem"
"Shock wave therapy got me back to tennis"
"Helped a long standing knee problem and the exercises worked well too"
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Shockwave consultations can be booked below
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49 High Street, Chellaston, DE73 6TB
Consulation and 1 shockwave session
Consultation and testing is required to ensure you are suitable.
Shockwave Pay Per Visit
Price for each treatment. Time spent depends on ailment.
Massage on area of concern, personalised exercise prescription and shockwave treatment.
Shockwave of the concern area + massage of the area + home exercises.