Shock Wave Therapy
Shockwave therapy is a new therapy used for the treatment of soft tissue injuries and ligament strains endorsed by nice guidelines as the new best form of treatment for chronic soft tissue pain. When troubled by persistent muscular pains this treatment can be the quickest way to avoid surgery and help with the recovery of some of the most chronic ligament and tendon injuries.
How does shockwave therapy work
Shockwave therapy works by passing a pressure wave into the injured area of the body causing the body to respond by Initiating an acute inflammatory response much like that which occurs when the injury was first experienced. This causes the body to respond by increasing blood supply and metabolites to the affected tissue dissipating away inflammatory chemicals that hinder the normal healing process. Shockwave therapy has been developed from the highly successful use of it in the treatment of kidney stones and is being endorsed and in many instances covered by your health insurance company. A large number of clinical studies now show it is becoming the most effective treatment for a number of difficult and persistent tendon, ligament, and soft tissue injuries, making it invaluable for professional football clubs and orthopaedic departments.
How many treatments will I need
It is recommended that you have a minimum of four sessions to allow a real decrease in pain levels. These have to be weekly to slow the bodies tissues to repair before the next treatment is done. Your practitioner can advise you on this and also let you know if you can carry on exercising during the therapy sessions.
How much does it cost
Cost per treatment is £50 .00. This is one of the cheapest in London and we use one of the best shockwave therapy machines on the market. Some insurance companies will cover a number of sessions buck check with your health provider first.
What does shockwave treat Tennis elbow and golfers elbow Achilles tendinitis Plantar fasciitis with or without heal spur Infra patellar tendinitis Supraspinatus calcification Supraspinatus tendinitis Shin splints Chronic muscular tears to hamstring or quadriceps muscles Carpal tunnel syndrome Trochanteric bursitis Benefits of treatment
Often complete resolution of the injury Treatment can be done in one half hour session Proven non surgical benefits Nice guidelines endorses the treatment Very few side affects Benefit often seen within a few weeks of completing the coarse of treatment Non invasive
Is it painful to have done
Many people experience just a slight initial shock however they soon get used to it and your practitioner can adjust the settings if you find it uncomfortable. One to two days after treatment you may experience an increase in your pain from the injury, however this is the healing process and should subside after a few days.
How to book an appointment or for more information OSTEOPATHIC & SPORTS INJURY CLINIC 265 GREEN LANES PALMERS GREEN LONDON N13 4XE TEL: 0208 886 9977