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Shockwave Therapy Treatment

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What is Shockwave Therapy and Why Choose It?

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a treatment that offers dramatic pain relief and restoration of mobility that is non-invasive, non-surgical, and drug-free. ESWT is extremely effective in treating tendon injuries, and can be used for both acute and chronic pain. The complete list of approved indications for which ESWT can be used is as follows:

  • Cellulite
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Trigger points and myofascial pain syndrome
  • Chronic muscle pain and acute muscle aches
  • Chronic lumbar and cervical pain
  • Superficial delayed union and non-union fractures, stress fractures, and Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Stimulation of acupuncture points
  • Heel spurs, Haglund's deformity
  • Proliferative connective tissue disorders
  • Skin diseases such as soft tissue wounds, primary and secondary lymphedema
  • Tendinopathies such as:
  • Calcifying tendonitis of the shoulder
  • Subacromial pain syndrome
  • Primary long bicipital tenosynovitis
  • Tennis elbow (lateral elbow epicondylitis)
  • Golfer's elbow (medial elbow epicondylitis)
  • Greater trochanteric pain syndrome
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Plantar Fascitis
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Fast & Effective Pain Relief

Some patients report a dramatic reduction of pain in just one or two sessions.

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Drug-Free Alternative to Surgery

Surgery, which involves incisions made into the skin, creates its own problems like post-operative scar tissue formation. As ESWT is performed through the skin, there is no risk of this happening.

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Virtually No Downtime

Many patients return to dancing, lifting weights, or just their regular routine very soon after ESWT treatment. Some even do so within the same day of treatment.

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ESWT is especially effective for:

  • Stubborn, lingering injuries that don’t respond to other treatments
  • Anyone who needs fast pain relief eg. If the pain interferes with your job or sporting activity
  • All tendinopathies (swollen, inflamed tendons) which includes the following common injuries:
  • Tennis elbow
  • Achilles (heel) tendon pain
  • Foot Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)
  • Knee pain and arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Rotator cuff
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How Does It Work?

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1. Regenerates Tissue

ESWT signals the body to eliminate damaged and unhealthy tissue, and to grow new and healthy tissue.

2. Lubricates Joints

It lubricates your joints by signaling the body to produce lubricin. This substance acts as a lubricant and a shock-absorber. Lubricin decreases with age, which is why older people may feel more aches and pains in their joints.

3. Stimulates Angiogenesis

ESWT signals the body to create new blood vessels. These new blood vessels bring blood into the injured area which enhances healing and tissue regeneration.

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Commonly Treated Conditions

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Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow
  • Pain of the Forearm Muscles known as Epicondylitis (Tennis or Golfer’s elbow)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome - Wrist, hand, and finger numbness and tingling
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Knee & Shin
  • Patellar Tendonitis
    (Jumper’s Knee)
  • Tibial Stress Syndrome
    (Shin splints)
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Shoulder & Rotator Cuff Impingements
  • Shoulder & Rotator Cuff Pain
  • Cervical Syndrome (chronic neck pain)
  • Calcific Tendonitis (calcareous shoulder)
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Hip Pain and Sciatica
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Piriformis syndrome & Sciatica (Pain travelling down the leg)
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Plantar Fasciitis & Ankle Tendinopathies
  • Achilles tendon pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Heel spur
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Client Testimonials

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Why Choose Us?

  • ESWT is clinically proven to work, and it is very thoroughly backed by science and research studies.
  • The quality of the devices available in the market vary greatly. The outcome of your treatment depends heavily on the type of machine used by the clinic.
  • To make sure that you are receiving the best treatment, from the best shockwave devices, you can simply call the clinic and ask them what machine they are using. Most will not reveal what machine they are using because they likely purchased a cheaper device.
  • Most of the scientific studies were done using the EMS Swiss Dolorclast machine, and resulted in better clinical outcomes, as compared to the control groups.
  • Our clinic uses the same EMS Swiss Dolorclast machine, so you can be assured that you are being treated with the best equipment that’s available.
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FAQs

Shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a method of treating injuries using soundwaves directed through the skin, without the use of any drugs or surgery.
Shockwave therapy signals the body to quickly remove damaged tissue, regenerate healthy tissue, lubricate the joints, and to grow new blood vessels in the area treated.
Depending on the area of treatment, each session could take anywhere from 10-25mins to complete.
For optimal results, we recommend a series of 4 treatments, each done a week apart, followed by at least 2 months of rest. Each treatment will typically take around 10-25mins.
Here are some abstracts from scientific studies done on ESWT:
The most common side effect is temporary redness of the skin. This usually fades within the hour. Some people report very slight bruising, which typically clear up within a few days.
It is not advisable to perform any vigorous or high-intensity exercise after treatment. Due to the significant pain relief from the shockwave treatment, you could be tempted to exercise a little more rigorously after your session. This could potentially interfere with your healing or even injure you further. Also depending on the area treated, one can usually resume low-intensity exercises like swimming, brisk walking, cycling, or slow and controlled bodyweight exercises, within a day of your treatment.
  • Treatment of pregnant women
  • Treatment of completely ruptured tendons or muscles
  • Patients under the age of 18 (except for Osgood-Schlatters disease)
  • Treatment of patients with blood clotting disorders including local thrombosis
  • Treatment of patients treated with oral anticoagulants
  • Treatment of tissue with local tumors or local bacterial and/or viral infections
  • Treatment of patients treated with cortisone