SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

Shockwave therapy is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology and veterinary medicine. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together, with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers, makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain. 

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Shockwave therapy offers us another tool for stubborn, chronic tendinopathy.  It is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and the reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues. There are some tendon conditions that just don’t seem to respond to traditional forms of treatment, and having the option of shockwave therapy treatment allows us another tool in our arsenal. Shockwave therapy is most suited for people who have chronic (ie greater than six weeks) tendinitis which haven’t responded to other treatment; these include: tennis elbow, achilles, rotator cuff, plantar fasciitis, jumpers knee, calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. These could be as a result of sport, overuse, or repetitive strain.

JUMPER'S KNEE

Jumper’s knee is an inflammation or injury of the patellar tendon felt as pain, tenderness and functional deficit. This condition may interfere with or even end your patient’s sporting career regardless the age and is difficult to treat. Shockwave therapy offers simple and immediate solution. Patient feels relief right after the first session and in several treatments the cause and the pain vanish.

SHOULDER PAIN

Pain of the shoulder can be caused by e.g. calcifications, impingement syndrome or frozen shoulder. All the indications are a source of dull to severe pain and limit the patients in their daily life.  In calcific tendonitis of the shoulder treated by the Shockwave the calcification disappears completely in more than 85% of the cases. Significant reduction in pain and improvement in shoulder function is observed after 4 weeks. Solution for a lot of cases is surgery or injections to which Shockwave therapy is a fitting substitute.

TENNIS ELBOW

Tennis elbow is a frequent condition occurring in up to 10% of the general population. Unfortunately the conservative treatment of epicondylitis is lengthy (rest), includes medication (pain killers, steroid injections) and often needs repetition. Shockwave therapy on the other hand offers a rather prompt pain relief and cure with efficiency of over 70% in just a maximum of 5 treatments.

HEEL SPUR

Calcium deposit on the underside of the heel bone (heel spur) is closely associated with scarring or inflammation of the plantar fascia (plantar fasciitis). Either of the indications or combined, limit patients in their daily activities. Shockwave treats both of the problems simultaneously. Acoustic waves are responsible for fast recovery, return to daily routine and long-lasting effects in up to 88% of the patients.

CHRONIC TENDINITIS

Cumulated microtraumas from repetitive overloading can result in chronic tendinopathy (tendinitis or tendinosis). Tendinopathies at various areas of the body are a widespread diagnosis of both the active persons and the general population.  Both inflammation of the tendon and damage on the cellular level are successfully treated with Shockwave. The number of sessions is typically 3–5 with 5–10 days in-between sessions.

SHIN SPLINTS

Medial tibial stress syndrome (shin splints) typically occurs due to activities placing large amounts of stress through the tibialis anterior muscle. These activities may include fast walking or running (especially up or downhill or on hard or uneven surfaces) or sporting activity (such as kicking sports). Patient is usually restricted from such activities for prolonged periods of time. When treated with Shockwave therapy the passive period is significantly shorter and the recovery time cuts back by at least a half.

CALCIFICATIONS

Calcifying tendinitis is a chronic painful disorder that is characterized by calcifications in rotator cuff tendons. Such condition causes pain and range of motion limitations. Shockwave therapy is one of the most effective treatments of calcifications. Acoustic waves cause disruption of the calcified entities and support their resorption and elimination by the body. SWT significantly decreases treatment length and offers fast relief in chronic stages.

HIP PAIN

With age and use, the cartilage can wear down or become damaged. Muscles and tendons in the hip can get overused. The hip bone itself can be fractured during a fall or other injury. Any of these conditions can lead to pain and damage in the hip area.  Shockwave therapy enhances the healing process, fights inflammation, eliminates the pain and tenderness and can prevent hip replacement surgery. In 79% of patients with necrosis Shockwave therapy also improves osteonecrosis of the femoral head.

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Shockwave therapy is its own treatment for a lingering injury, or pain resulting from illness. You don’t need painkillers with it – the purpose of the therapy is to trigger the body’s own natural healing response. Contact us today, and take the first step to getting your life back! You are in great hands with us, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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Shockwave therapy has shown to effectively treat the following conditions:

  • Feet – heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis

  • Elbow – tennis and golfers elbow

  • Shoulder – calcific tendinosis of rotator cuff muscles

  • Knee – patellar tendonitis

  • Hip – bursitis

  • Lower leg – shin splints

  • Upper leg – Iliotibial band friction syndrome

  • Back pain – lumbar and cervical spine regions and chronic muscular pain

Some of the benefits of shockwave therapy treatment:

  • Shockwave therapy has excellent cost/effectiveness ratio

  • Non-invasive solution for chronic pain in your shoulder, back, heel, knee or elbow

  • No anesthesia required, no drugs

  • Limited side effects

  • Main fields of application: orthopedics, rehabilitation, and sport medicine

  • New research shows that it can have a positive affect on acute pain

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BEST OF THE LAKE/ NORMY AWARD WINNER

2014 – 2018

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