Shockwave Therapy Can Help with Shoulder Pain, Stress Fractures & More

What Is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwaves are acoustic waves with an extremely high energy peak, like ones that occur in the atmosphere after an explosive event such as a lightning strike or sonic boom. A shockwave differs from ultrasound by its extremely large pressure amplitude. Additionally, ultrasound usually consists of a periodic oscillation, whereas a shockwave is a single pulse.


Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

The healing process is accelerated by activating the body’s self-healing powers. The shockwaves stimulate new blood vessel formation or “neovascularization” to the damaged area leading to blood circulation and metabolism where damaged tissue gradually regenerates and will eventually heal.

What Are the Possible Side-Effects/Complications?

The extracorporeal wave has virtually no side-effects. In some cases, patients may experience some minor discomfort, which may continue for a few days; similar to what you may experience after a full day’s work or intense exercise.


What Are the Expected Results?

The benefits of shockwave therapy are often experienced after only 3 to 5 treatments. Some patients report immediate relief after the treatment, although it can take up to 4 weeks for pain relief to begin and between 9 to 12 weeks to see complete results. Studies demonstrate the most significant healing is between 6 and 9 weeks. This procedure eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving quality of life.

Conditions That Can Be Treated with Shockwave Therapy

  • Foot pain (plantar fasciitis)

  • Hamstrings

  • Trigger point therapy

  • Scar tissue

  • Achilles tendinopathy

  • Jumper’s knee

  • Stress fractures

  • Bursitis

  • Non-healing ulcers

  • Morton’s neuroma

  • Shoulder pain (calcific rotator cuff tendonitis)

  • Stiff big toe (hallux rigidus)

To learn more information about how shockwave therapy might benefit you, please call us in Calgary or Chestermere!

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