Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy (Extra corporeal Radial shockwave therapy) uses radial pressure waves to deliver a high energy wave into the painful joint, tendon or muscle.

It delivers simple, non-surgical treatment for chronic musculoskeletal problems, persistent pain or niggling joint issues, and it is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Shockwave Therapy is clinically proven, covered by most private health insurers, used by the top orthopaedic hospitals and used by high profile professional sports bodies and teams all over the world.

In the world of podiatry, Shockwave therapy is a highly effective treatment for conditions such as:

* Achilles Tendinopathy
* Plantar Fasciitis
* Shin splints.

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that can eliminate pain, restores full mobility and greatly improve quality of life, with beneficial effects typically experienced after only one or two sessions.

The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues. 
The kinetic energy of the shockwave, created by compressed air, is transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator and further into the tissue. 

Acoustic waves with high energy peak used in Shockwave therapy interact with tissue causing an accelerated tissue repair and cell growth. They create new blood vessel formation which allows a higher level of nutrients being delivered the damaged area to start the healing process. There is also am accelerated production of collagen synthesis which is the bodys natural way of healing damaged bone and ligamentous structures.

 

Calcium build-up is most often the result of micro-tears or other trauma to a tendon. Acoustic waves break up the existing calcifications which in turn reduces the thickness of the tendon and helps allow it to function better and with less pain. 

Shockwave reduces Substance P production. This is a neurotransmitter that mediates pain information through the nerve fibers. This neuropeptide is generally associated with intense, persistent and chronic pain, so a reduction in this often gives a quick pain relief to symptoms and also explains why the shockwave treatment gradually gets less uncomfortable during the session.

 

To find out more, phone Gareth on 028 8775 0453 or pop in to the clinic.

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Happy Feet Foot Clinic
22 Northland Row
Dungannon
Co. Tyrone
BT71 6AP

028 8775 0453

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