Shockwave Therapy St. Catharines
Shockwave Therapy Services Can Help With:
- Feet – Heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma, retrocalcaneal bursitis, plantar fasciopathy
- Elbow – Lateral and medial epicondylitis (tennis and golfer’s elbow)
- Shoulder – Calcific tendinosis of rotator cuff muscles, adhesive capsulitis
- Knee – Patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee), patellar tendinopathy, osteoarthritis of the knee
- Hip – Bursitis, greater trochanteric pain syndrome
- Lower leg – Shin splints, medial tibial stress syndrome, achilles tendinopathy, achilles tendonitis
- Upper leg – Iliotibial band friction syndrome, avascular necrosis of femoral head
- Back – Lumbar and cervical spine regions, chronic muscular pain
- Other – Upper and lower extremity tendinopathies, non-union of long bone fracture, chronic stress/non-union fractures, calcific tendonitis
When should Shockwave Therapy be considered?
Shockwave therapy offers therapists another tool for stubborn and chronic injuries. There are some conditions (such as tendon conditions) that just don’t seem to respond to traditional forms of treatment, and having the option of shockwave therapy gives therapists another tool to use. Shockwave therapy is most suited for people who have chronic (greater than six weeks) tendinopathies (commonly referred to as tendinitis) which haven’t responded to other treatments. These injuries can include: tennis elbow, achilles injuries, rotator cuff injuries, plantar fasciitis, jumper’s knee, or calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. These could be as a result of sport, overuse, or repetitive strain.
Benefits Of Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy (SWT) is a modality used in physical therapy, orthopedics and sports medicine for the treatment of common musculoskeletal conditions. Shockwave is best suited to treating chronic issues (such as damaged tendons) instead of acute issues (such as inflammation).
Some other bebefits of Shockwave Therapy include Excellent cost/effectiveness ratio, Non-invasive/non-surgical solution for chronic pain in shoulder, back, feet, knee, and elbow, No anesthesia is required, Limited side effects, Can have a positive effect on acute pain, Can improve mobility and decrease musculoskeletal pain, Results in accelerated healing, Ease Of Use, Affordable, Covered by many insurance companies.
Shockwave Therapy FAQs
How many shockwave therapy sessions will I need?
The number of sessions you will need will depend on the condition that is being treated as well as your body’s response to the treatment. Your therapist will be able to give you an outline of your treatment plan and an estimate of how many shockwave sessions will be needed.
Will I be in pain 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 may occur a few hours later.
Is shockwave therapy safe?
Very safe! ESWT has no long term effects or damages. Some short term discomfort is felt during the treatment and some people will experience mild bruising, tingling or numbness over the area
of the treatment.
Is the shockwave treatment itself painful?
Sometimes the treatment is a bit painful, but any pain is brief and is more a feeling of pressure or tapping when the shockwaves are applied to the skin. Some people describe the sensation as similar in intensity to electrical muscle stimulation (EMS).
If you are in pain or discomfort during the treatment please notify your medical practitioner as there are some adjustments that can be made to reduce the discomfort, however, having some pain during the treatment illustrates that shockwaves are having a positive effect.
Why Choose NHRC for Shockwave Therapy In St. Catharines
Generally, shockwave treatment is recommended on a weekly schedule for 3-6 weeks, which can be adjusted to suit your needs. Our practitioners will work alongside you to create a plan of care that will maximize your recovery and suit your schedule.
Insurance Covered physiotherapy, chiropractor, massage therapy. Extended Health Coverage Direct Billing Available.