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Shockwave Therapy In Victoria BC

What is Shockwave Therapy and How Can it Help with Pain Relief?

Introduction to Shockwave Therapy in Victoria BC

Shockwave therapy is a type of physical therapy that uses short, high-energy sound waves to stimulate healing. It is clinically proven to increase the bodies metabolic capacity to heal, and is a great alternative to surgeries and medical injections for injuries. It is most often used to treat pain in the lower back, neck, spine, tendons, and joints.

Shockwave Therapy is also called extracorporeal shock wave therapy or ESWT. It was introduced in the late 1980s by Dr. Jacques Pouplard as a treatment for tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. It has since been evolving over 40 years to include a multitude of uses and increases its ability to reduce pain and promote healing within the body throughout bones, tendons, ligaments and more.

In this section of the article about shockwave therapy, we will be discussing what it is and how it works. If you have any questions about shockwave therapy in Victoria BC reach out to us at 250-223-0200

How Does Shock Wave Therapy Work?

Shock wave therapy is a form of physical therapy that uses shock waves to stimulate healing. It is used to treat a number of different conditions such as: plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendonitis, tendonpathy, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, jumpers knee, calcific tendonitits, shin splits, and other difficult to heal injuries.

Shock wave therapy works by generating high-energy sound waves that pass through the skin and into the body. The waves are generated by a device called a shock wave generator which sends pulses of energy in short bursts through an electrode. These pulses create pressure waves on the surface of the skin which then travel deeper into the body.

The sound waves are not audible to humans but can be painful when they hit your skin. These pulses generate vibrations that cause muscles to contract and relax at high speeds, which increases blood flow in these areas, stimulating new vessel growth, regeneration, and promotes tissue repair.


 

What are the benefits of shockwave therapy?

-Pain relief

-Reduced inflammation

-Accelerated recovery time for injuries

-Non surgical treatment

-No side effects

-Affordable

-Typically only 3 to 5 sessions required

-VERY high success rate with chronic conditions and injuries

-Drug free treatment

What conditions can be treated by Shockwave Therapy in Victoria BC?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free and painless method of treatment that helps with chronic tendon and muscle pain.

It has been clinically research proven to be successful at treating the following conditions and injuries:

-Any tendonpathy, tendonosis, tenditits

-Tendon to Bone interface injuries

-Plantar fascitis

-Tennis and Golfers elbow

-Shin splints

-Bursitis within the hip, elbow, shoulder etc

-Calcific tendonitis, and calcium deposits

-Chronic muscle pain

-Rotator cuff injuries within the tendon and muscle

And many more...
 

If you're curious if Shockwave therapy can help with your pain or injury, feel free to call us today at Murray Chiropractic Group 250-881-7881, and discuss with a knowledgeable and highly trained treatment provider in Victoria BC

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