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What is Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy, also known as extracorpeal shockwave therapy, uses a specialized device to produce ‘shocks’ to tissues.  This process is used to stimulate blood circulation, reduce pain, and stimulate cells that generate growth, and is great for treatment of ligament, tendon, and muscle injuries/complaints.

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tenis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Shin Splints
  • Joint Capsule Injury
  • and much more…

How does it work?

Shockwave therapy has two main modes of action which will help with persistent tendon pain. First the shockwaves work to desensitize nerve endings which will often give an immediate reduction in pain. Secondly, and often most importantly, the shockwaves cause controlled micro-trauma (microscopic damage) to the tissues which encourages the body to respond by increasing the blood circulation and metabolism in the affected area. This will activate and accelerate the body’s own healing response. The shockwaves can also ‘breakdown’ disorganized tissue and calcifications.