What Is It?
Shockwave therapy is a type of non-surgical treatment used to help recover acute or chronic pain. Used in orthopedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology and veterinary medicine.
How Does It Work?
- Firstly locate the area that is to treat by using palpation.
- Secondly, apply a gel to the area
- Lastly, use the Shockwave applicator
Pros About This Process
The advantage of this treatment is that it is non-invasive and does not require any anesthesia or drugs. There are also very little side effects, no scaring or risk of infections.
Patients usually experience immediate pain relief after the treatment. However, there may be some soreness in the areas treated within 2-4 hours after treatment.
There are also reports that show that shockwave therapy has 90% success rates.
The number of treatments varies depending on the tissue response. Typically patients would require 3-5 treatments. However, it is very often that patients experience relief right after the first treatment.
It is also recommended that patients refrain from physical activity. Especially ones that involve the treated area of the body, for about 48 hours after each treatment session.
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