Shockwave therapy offers a multitude of benefits and has proven to be a highly successful treatment for a variety of pain conditions such as back pain and knee pain. Patients who undergo this non-invasive therapeutic approach often report significant improvements in mobility, pain relief, and healing.
Shockwave therapy has been found to be effective in approximately 70-80% of patients with chronic plantar fasciitis. (Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2019)
Studies have reported that shockwave therapy can lead to significant improvements in pain reduction, shoulder function, and improved mobility in patients with frozen shoulder, with success rates ranging from 70-90%. (Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, 2019)
Shockwave therapy is a noninvasive medical treatment that utilizes acoustic waves to stimulate the body's natural healing processes and promote tissue repair. During a typical session, which typically lasts between 15 to 30 minutes, a specialized device delivers controlled shockwaves to the targeted area of pain or injury. These shockwaves are administered externally and penetrate the affected tissues, promoting increased blood flow and the release of growth factors, which aid in tissue regeneration.
The therapy effectively breaks down scar tissue, reduces inflammation, and stimulates cell repair, providing relief from chronic pain conditions like plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, and calcific shoulder tendinopathy. Patients usually undergo a series of sessions, spaced at regular intervals, to achieve optimal results and experience improved mobility and reduced pain in the treated area.