Shockwave therapy is a multidisciplinary device used in podiatry, osteopathy and sports therapy. Its main benefits are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful tissues. The energy promotes pain relief, regeneration and repair of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues. It is an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various conditions that are causing acute or chronic pain.
BTL Shockwave therapy – A safe and effective treatment for chronic pain and musculoskeletal injuries
Why Use Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave Therapy can treat a huge variety of musculoskeletal injuries. There is a wealth of clinical evidence to support its effectiveness and results and is recommended in the NICE guidelines used by the NHS. The evidence behind shockwave therapy as a modality for treatment of chronic and sub-acute conditions is very positive and ever-growing. When you have been struggling for weeks or months with a chronic painful problem, your body may be restricted or unable to encourage a healing response. Shockwave therapy can rapidly encourage the healing of these chronic injuries.
How does it work?
Acoustic waves with high energy peak used in Shockwave therapy interact with tissues causing
- New blood vessel formation
- Reversal of chronic inflammation
- Stimulation of collagen production
- Dissolution of calcified fibroblasts
- Dispersion of pain mediator “substance P”
- Release of trigger points
Overall this accelerates tissue repair and cell growth providing analgesia and mobility restoration.
Shockwave Therapy is particularly effective for
Tendinopathies such as Achilles Tendinitis, Shoulder Tendinitis and Patella Tendinitis.
Plantar Fasciitis, Golfers Elbow, Tennis Elbow, Frozen Shoulder, Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Trigger Points
It can also be very effective in reducing the appearance of Cellulite and there has been many research papers backing this up