Shockwave Therapy Sydney
Shockwave is an effective treatment for pain and injury. The purpose of the therapy is to trigger the body’s own natural healing response. Many people report that their pain is reduced and mobility improved after the first treatment. Is it for me?
WHAT IS SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?
Shockwave therapy is the newest in advanced technology for pain and injury. It speeds up the body’s healing process and alleviates pain symptoms. It can be used for sub-acute, sub-chronic and chronic conditions.
HOW DOES IT WORK
Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful areas and muscles. The energy applied to the painful area promotes healing and repair of the bones, tendons and muscles. It also blocks pain receptors which means you feel less pain after treatment.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED?
Generally most people need anywhere between 5-7 sessions. However, it mainly depends on your condition, how severe it is, and how long you have had it. Everyone’s body reacts differently to different treatments. Some people may need more than 7 sessions, and other may need less than 5 sessions. We will be with you through the whole process to monitor the effects and results of treatment.
Shockwave is non-invasive with minimal side effects. The side effects from shockwave therapy is limited to mild bruising, swelling, pain, numbness or tingling in the treated area. Not all people experience these side effects. Shockwave has a very small recovery time compared to surgery, with only 1 or 2 days needed for recovery. You can go back to work and do day-to-day activities as normal. However, high impact activity, running and jumping sports should be stopped for the one to two days after treatment.
AVAILABLE FOR THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS
ABDUCTOR HALLUCIS TENDINOPATHY
Damage to the abductor hallucis muscle due to overload. This condition is commonly overlooked as symptoms often resemble plantar fasciitis with pain in the arch and heels. It is usually caused by abnormal foot mechanics, flat foot, inappropriate footwear, weight gain and a sudden increase in activity.
Also known as the patellar tendinopathy, is an inflammation of injury to the patellar tendon. It causes pain, tenderness and functional deficit.
Also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, occurs due to large amounts of stress being put on the tibialis anterior muscle during activity. These activities may include fast walking, running, kicking sports. Shockwave therapy cuts down the recovery time back by at least 50%.
THE BENEFITS OF SHOCKWAVE THERAPY
BETTER BLOOD FLOW & HEALING
Blood flow is necessary for maintaining and repairing damages structures in the body. Shockwaves creates new small blood vessels in the area of pain to fasten up healing.
Shockwave therapy blocks pain receptors which are responsible for your body feeling pain. This triggers pain relief and symptoms.
REVERSE CHRONIC INFLAMMATION
Chronic inflammation can damage healthy tissue and result in chronic pain. With shockwave therapy, the inflammatory process is normalised to restore normal healing and repair processes.
NEW COLLAGEN PRODUCTION
New collagen is important for repair of muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. Shockwave therapy fastens the production of new collagen within the area of pain. This therapy also forces the new collagen to form in a certain way which makes the tendons more firmer and supportive of the joints.
BREAK DOWN CALCIUM IN TENDONS
Calcium build up often occurs due to injury, trauma or repetitive unhealed tears in a tendon. Shockwave therapy breaks up existing calcification. The ‘acoustic waves’ breaks up the calcification In tendons into granular particles and the body removes it via the lymphatic system.
RELEASE TRIGGER POINTS
Trigger points are knots found in our muscles which cause us pain. These ‘knots’ are so tight that they block off some of the blood supply to that area of the muscle causing more pain. Shockwave therapy reverses these knots and releases these trigger points, improving blood supply and alleviating pain.
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