Jan. 20, 2021, 1 p.m.
It is a multidisciplinary device used in physiotherapy, orthopaedics, veterinary medicine, sports medicine and more. Acting as a revolutionary alternative to non-surgical therapy, Shockwave therapy has gained a ton of popularity over the last couple of years. It works towards restoring mobility and providing quick pain relief.
An acoustic wave – the shockwave, is transferred to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. It carries high energy that is said to initiate and promoted reparative and regenerative processes of the bones, tissues, tendons or other affected areas. Various conditions like tendonitis, shin splints, muscle tightness, tennis elbow etc., make use of this therapy, to help manage and reduce their pain.
There are two types of Shockwave therapy:
Shockwave therapy is non-invasive, and hence the treatment is straightforward. It consists of three steps:
1st – Localizing the area that requires treatment and using palpation to make sure the therapy is delivered precisely.
2nd – An adequate amount of gel is applied to the localized area since the waves must transfer smoothly without any hindrance.
3rd – Therapy is then initiated by pushing the applicator firmly against the affected area and pressing the start button.
Results from this therapy usually show up soon, but in some cases, it might take over a few sessions of treatment to start seeing a substantial change.
Shockwave therapy is an evolving realm, and even then, studies have proven how effective and accurate it can be. If this is something you want to try for yourself, make sure to consult your general physician beforehand.
Yours in self-care,