Shockwave therapy uses high intensity shock waves (sound waves) to help aid in the healing process. It is quite effective and non-invasive. Unlike the name, shock wave therapy does not shock or hurt the patient. Instead, the waves are used to make the person’s own body release growth factors and increase the blood flow to the affected musculoskeletal areas.
A machine is used to deliver low-intensity shockwave (sound waves) to a painful/affected area. These waves help to increase the healing process by promoting increased blood flow which oxygenates the area and aids faster healing of the tendon and the bone.
In the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance, Shockwave Therapy has been shown to be used to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions most commonly where major connective tissues are attached to bone such as tendonitis .
People suffering from a range chronic and notoriously difficult conditions to resolve which centre around major joints like the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knees can now see pain relief in sight.