Radial Shock Wave Therapy (RPW ) is a new high tech treatment which has been shown to be highly effective in treating chronic conditions such as Planterfasciitis, Tennis Elbow, Runner’s Knee to name a few. Clinical research has shown that there is a 70-85% chance that shockwave will improve your condition. It is a safe non-invasive form of treatment. Large clinical trials have shown that there are no series side effects or complications to this treatment.
Shockwave therapy is a modern and highly effective treatment method. The term shockwave refers to high energy sound waves. In modern pain therapy, these shockwaves are conducted from the hand piece to the painful body region, where they apply their healing effect. Shockwaves accelerate the healing process by activating the body’s self- healing capacities. They stimulate the metabolism and improve the blood circulation. Damaged tissue regenerates and eventually heals.
Radial& Ulnar humeral epicondylitis (Tennis & Golfers Elbow)
Chronic inflammations are eliminated to ensure successful elbow pain relief. This provides improved elbow mobility and forearm force
The therapeutic objective is to reduce or relieve pain and to eliminate pain-induced mobility restrictions in the affected shoulder. Calcifications causing pain can also be disintegrated.
Patellar Tendinopathy (Jumpers, Runners Knee)/ Achilles Tendinopathy
Both Syndromes are Chronic, mostly sports induced disorders. The pathological altered painful tendon section exhibits a relatively large volume. The Chattanooga Intel RPW allows the target area to be covered in its entirety, thus providing the desired regenerative therapeutic effect.
Planter fasciitis and heel spur
Shockwave therapy provides a decisive improvement in the clinical development of chronic planter fasciitis and heel spur. When pain symptoms are eliminated, the load-bearing capacity on the affected foot is rapidly increased.
• Chronic tendinopathies and enthesopathies in general
• Shin splints
• Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome
• Trochanteric insertional tendonitis
• Piriformis syndrome
• Lower back and neck trigger point therapy
• Frozen shoulder
• Forearm /wrist and hand tendonitis
• Dupuytren’s contracture
• De quervain syndrome
You should see improvement after your first treatment. However 3-6 sessions are usually needed to effectually treat a condition. Sessions are normally spread out between 7-14 days. Continued improvement can be seen for up to 3 months after completed treatment period.
Shockwave can be mildly painful, with treatment’s lasting between 5- 10 minutes depending on the area been treatment. It can be painful 2-4 hours post treatment. However in rare cases it last’s up to 48 hrs. Normal side effects include reddening , mild pain and swelling.
We normally recommend that you stay away from sporting or intense activity for 48 hrs post treatment so as not to stress the area and allow for the healing process to take place.
Water based gel is applied to the target area and the shockwave head is applied over the area with a dose suitable for your condition. The tender area is localised with your feedback and moved around slowly or kept in situ over the target tissue for the stated dose. Treatment is always interactive and your feedback is monitored to ensure treatment is tolerated well at the same time.
You may experience reddening, mild pain and swelling. Most people will experience no side affects.
No, there are certain groups who cannot safely have shockwave therapy. It is not recommended for pregnant women, haemophilia, tumours or over infected sites.