What is Shockwave Therapy?
A handheld device uses low-energy acoustic waves to shockwave the skin using a conducting gel. The projectile is controlled by compressed oxygen and absorbs the energy. This energy causes the body to repair and regenerate the affected area. Barbell Therapy would discuss your injury before you receive shockwave therapy. Your physiotherapist will evaluate your condition and develop a treatment plan. This may include specific exercises or stretching in addition to shockwave therapy. The treatment plan will include a schedule for shockwave treatment. When you are ready to start the therapy, your physiotherapist can adjust the intensity and frequency of your pulses to your individual needs. Barbell Therapy uses Curamedix, a trusted brand that provides focused penetration at variable depths. The treatment is directly applied to the area of injury, which allows for targeted therapy that is specific to your condition.
Shockwave Therapy Benefits
Shockwave therapy has many benefits, including its conveniences. ESWT has no side effects and is completely safe, as we have already mentioned. ESWT is a non-invasive, simple replacement for complex surgeries and prescription drugs. This makes it an affordable, simple solution to many chronic conditions. It also has a high cost-effectiveness ratio. Shockwave therapy reduces pain by reducing the release of substanceP, a neurotransmitter directly related to pain. In 2012, a study showed a direct correlation between decreased levels of substance P and pain relief from shockwave therapy for tendon insertion disease. Therapy encourages healing by removing calcifications, which can result from injury to the tendon. It stimulates collagen production, which is essential for the repair of damaged musculoskeletal structures.
Shockwave therapy can be used in a range of treatments. It is useful for both basic, initial treatments like rest and ice and compression. But it also helps with more expensive, complex treatments like surgery. Shockwave therapy provides physical therapists with another tool to heal, and it is quick and easy to recover from. Patients may feel some swelling or tenderness for a few days after treatment. It is normal for the body to heal itself, as it has been encouraged to do. ESWT allows athletes and patients to quickly and efficiently address a musculoskeletal problem so that they can return to their sport.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is a treatment modality that can be used to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders. It’s primarily used to treat chronic conditions, especially those that affect medium-sized tendons and their attachments to bone, such as:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Retrocalcaneal Bursitis
- Lateral Epicondylosis, Tennis Elbow
- Medial Epicondylosis, (Golfer’s Elbow).
- Calcific Tendonitis (supraspinatus tendon, etc.)
- Patellar Tendinosis, (Jumper’s Knee).
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Chronic Stress/Nonunion Fractures
Are You Considering Shockwave Therapy in Concord, Tyngsboro and Barrington?
Shockwave therapy is a great option for persistent tendinopathy that won’t go away. For stubborn cases or chronic conditions that don’t respond to other treatments, shockwave therapy is a great option. Shockwave therapy has been proven to be effective in treating conditions like shin splints and hip bursitis as well as chronic back pain, patellar tendonitis and Achilles tendonitis. It also works well for tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow. Shockwave therapy may be an effective treatment for your pain and immobility, regardless of whether you have suffered from musculoskeletal pain due to a sports injury or overuse injury. You can contact Barbell Therapy to receive shockwave therapy if you live in Concord, NH or Tyngsboro MA, or Barrington, NJ.
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This place is the best ever!!!! From the moment you walk in the door to working with the gang in the back, everyone is friendly, fun and very professional at what they do. I would never use anyone else for my physical therapy needs!! LOVE THEM!!!!