Shockwave therapy refers to low energy pressure waves that go through a person’s skin to ensure healing and precision. It is commonly used as a non-invasive treatment for ligament and tendon injuries, plantar fasciitis, chronic muscle pain, shin splints, and various other conditions for which no other treatment works.
As our society is becoming more industrialized, ligament and tendon injuries are becoming more common. Therefore, treatment is necessary to improve everyone’s lives, as acute and chronic pain can lead to stress and anxiety.
How Shockwave Therapy Works
Shockwave therapy involves repeatedly firing shock waves to the area, leading to micro-trauma. Micro-trauma to the cells increases the formation of blood vessels and encourages blood flow, which accelerates the healing process.
Although it is difficult to understand the exact mechanisms fully. Shockwaves stimulates tissue inflammation. This causes acceleration and improvement in the healing process’s quality and the regeneration of ligaments, bones, and tendons.
There are two forms of shockwave treatment currently used by medical professionals; high and low-energy shocks. They are different from one another as the type and amount of shockwaves given vary.
Compared to other treatments, shockwave therapy is a non-invasive alternative to surgery with various benefits that make it an excellent pain relief option. Since it is a cost-effective treatment that accelerates healing, it does not require drug intake for pain relief.
After treatment, it is not unusual to encounter soreness. To prevent slowing down the effects of shockwave therapy, make sure to avoid any anti-inflammatory medication.
Looking for treatment?
At Motion Science Physiotherapy Clinic, your safety and health are our priority. For this reason, our clinic has the latest technology operated by licensed professionals.
If you’re in Silver Heights, Winnipeg, or the surrounding area, and are looking for shockwave therapy or physical therapy treatment, contact us to learn more or book an appointment online to get the pain relief you deserve.