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Shockwave Therapy in Welland

What Is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy on shoulderShockwave therapy is a noninvasive, outpatient alternative to surgery for those suffering from many joint and tendon disorders. Shockwave therapy sends acoustic shockwaves into bone or soft tissue, in effect reinjuring the area on a cellular level and breaking up the scarring that has penetrated tendons and ligaments.

The controlled reinjuring of tissue allows the body to regenerate blood vessels and bone cells. The resulting revascularization leads to faster healing and often a return to pre-injury activities.

How Does Shockwave Work?

Shockwave therapy is particularly good at pain management and reduction. The therapy is effective for three reasons. The shockwaves stimulate a metabolic reaction in the affected tissue that causes revascularization of blood vessels; they generate cavitation bubbles that break down calcific deposits, and they induce an analgesic reaction mechanism, which blocks pain messages.

Everyone with soft tissue injuries can benefit. Shockwave therapy provides a safe, non-surgical alternative for those suffering from hip pointers, hamstring tendinopathy, rotator cuff tendinopathy, tennis or golfers elbow, patellar and Achilles tendon pain, shin splints, Morton’s Neuroma, stress fractures and plantar fasciitis or heel spurs.

91% improvement for Calcific Tendonitis from Shoulder/Rotator Cuff
Journal of American Medical Association, 2003

90% success rate for Plantar Fasciitis/Heel spurs
Foot & Ankle International, 2012

77% improvement for Tennis Elbow
The Journal of Orthopaedics, 2005

76% success rate for Achilles Tendinopathy
- The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2007

8 times more effective for Hamstring Tendinopathy than regular physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment
– The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2010

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