Shockwave Therapy

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What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave Therapy is a safe, simple and non-invasive therapy that can provide relief from pain in the feet and legs and help restore mobility. Since we started offering Shockwave Therapy at ProMed it has proven to be very effective in accelerating healing, even when the problem has persisted for years and traditional treatments have not worked successfully. Shockwave Therapy is non-surgical, affordable and can be done effectively in our clinic.

What can Shockwave Therapy treat?
Some conditions do respond better to the treatment than others, so after an assessment our podiatrists will advise you if the therapy will be beneficial for your pain or injury. We have found that Shockwave Treatment is best suited for chronic painful conditions such as achilles heel pain and plantar fasciitis but it’s proven useful for the treatment of other conditions, with the complete list as follows:
– Achilles Heel Pain
– Plantar Fasciitis
– Shin Splints
– Bursitis
– Tendonitis
– Metatarsalgia
– Arch Pain
– Pain Points around feet and ankles
– Musculoskeletal Disorders of the feet and ankles

How does it work?
Shockwave Therapy does not ‘shock’ you as the name suggests. The clever machine works by sending radial sound waves into damaged tissue, leading to several beneficial effects
– dulled nociceptors reduce feelings of discomfort
– collagen production helps the body heal itself faster
– blood vessel formation in targeted areas occurs due to increased angiogenesis – meaning your muscles are able to repair themselves more efficiently

Essentially, the effects of shockwave help facilitate the body’s healing process. We can vary the intensity and spread of the sound waves, depending on the condition being treated. Typically, 4-8 treatments will be required, but this will again depend on the condition being treated.

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What are the benefits of Shockwave Therapy?
– Non-invasive
– Non-surgical
– No anaesthesia required
– No medication required
– Stimulates the body’s ability to heal
– Provides immediate relief from pain
– Provides increased mobility and function

Who should not have Shockwave Therapy?
It’s advised that the following do not have Shockwave Therapy:
– Patients with pacemakers
– Patients using blood thinning medication
– Patients with tumours
– Pregnant women
– Children

Please call our friendly staff to book an appointment or to discuss if Shockwave Therapy might be an effective treatment for you – 07 5522 1230