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Shockwave therapy is a modern and highly effective treatment option in orthopaedic and rehabilitation medicine. Shockwave therapy uses high intensity shock waves (sound waves) to help aid in the healing process. It is very effective and non-invasive. Unlike the name, shock wave therapy does not shock or hurt You. Instead, the waves are used to make the Your own body release growth factors and increase the blood flow to the affected musculoskeletal areas.
A machine is used to deliver low-intensity shockwave (sound waves) to the painful/affected area. These waves help to increase the healing process by promoting increased blood flow which oxygenates the area and aids faster healing of the tendon and the bone.
Radial Pressure Wave therapy is indicated for conditions that are normally very difficult to treat, and is now widely used for many therapeutic and wellness applications. Benefits of radial pressure waves include: pain reduction (Gate Control theory), increased metabolism, as shockwaves influence the tissues on a cellular level, revascularization effect, where the renewed blood flow promotes tissue healing and regeneration, and muscle tone recovery.
In the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance, Shockwave Therapy has been shown to be used to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions most commonly where major connective tissues are attached to bone such as tendonitis .
People suffering from a range chronic and very difficult conditions to revolving which centre around major joints like the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knees can now see pain relief in sight.
Shockwave therapy does not require anaesthesia and you can continue with your usual activities. Although you may need to refrain from sports activities whilst having treatment. A normal session lasts 20 minutes and usually 3 sessions are required, each one week apart. It is common to experience pain relief immediately after each session but all 3 sessions are required to maximize the healing effect.
The National Institute of Health Care Excellence (NICE) has declared extracorporeal shock wave therapy to be safe and initial trials show positive results
What should I expect after the treatment?
You will normally experience a reduced level of pain or no pain at all immediately after the treatment but a mild and diffuse pain can occur a few hours later. This dull pain can last for a day or two. Shockwave therapy initiates a pro-inflammatory condition in the tissue that is being treated. If necessary you may take non-prescription pain killers such as paracetemol, but do not take anti-inflammatory medication, or use ice on the treated area as these interfere with the body’s self healing abilities.
It is important to highlight that we would expect positive clinical outcomes following treatment, however there is a chance that RSWT treatment may not improve your symptoms.
If you would like to speak to any of us about the treatment then please do not hesitate to contact us on 01795 60 60 66
Three Season Course
The recommended medical treatment is conducted over three sessions. This allows the radial shockwaves to effectively treat the pain centres. The initial consultation is £45, where the patient will be assessed. The treatment is then carried out over three sessions at an introductory rate of £270. Payment is to be paid at the time of the first treatment.
In some cases patients may require additional treatments, the cost is £90 for each session. Please contact one of the clinics to book your appointment.