Shockwave therapy or Pulsed wave therapy is a relatively new form of treatment in the field of orthopedic and rehabilitation medicine. It is an electronic device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, and urology. It provides fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Shockwave therapy is used to treat many conditions including Plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, patellar tendonitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, shoulder tendonitis, chronic inflammation, bursitis, shin splints, morton’s neuroma, stress fractures, osteoarthritis etc.
There has been a lot of clinical research that clearly shows the effectiveness of this form of treatments in many acute and chronic conditions. Unlike other modalities, Shockwave therapy is known to produce some immediate results like increase in Range of Motion, improved mobility, reduction in pain, normalizing muscle tone and reduced muscle tightness.
Although, the results may vary from person to person, most people notice some or all of these effects to a certain degree in just the first visit. This modality works on the principles of acoustic waves travelling inside the body and creating biological changes in the tissues that accelerates the natural healing response and increased blood flow to the injured site.