Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to the painful spot delivered through a hand held device. Shockwave therapy stimulates the body’s natural healing process, and there is often an immediate reduction of pain and improved ease of movement. Secondary effects are minor and shockwave therapy may also reduce the chance of surgical intervention.
Shockwave therapy stimulates the body’s natural healing process. There is actually an immediate reduction of pain and improved ease of movement. Secondary effects are minor. Shockwave therapy may also reduce the chance of further surgery.
2000 shocks are delivered per session, which last approximately 5 minutes.
Protocol states that three treatments are necessary at weekly intervals; however additional treatments may be needed if authorized by your podiatrists.
You may feel some discomfort or pain. If the pain cannot be tolerated then the settings can be adjusted.
Generally there will be immediate pain relief, but there may be some discomfort experienced 2-4 hours after.
The shockwave will trigger an inflammatory response, For this reason, do not use anti-inflammatory medications. Do not use ice as we want our bodies to trigger the natural healing response. The pain should subside within 24 hours. Use Paracetamol if needed as long as you able to take this medication.
Even if it feels good, we would advise you to take it easy, rest.
Although the immediate to short-term effects alone are excellent, the long-term effects of shockwave therapy can take up to 4 months. If you still have problems additional treatments may be required. Sometimes your podiatrist may suggest a Biomechanics assessment as alternative treatments may be necessary.
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