Shockwave therapy is a great adjunct treatment that can help to reduce pain for chronic soft tissue conditions including, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, patellar tendinopathy, Shin Splints and iliotibial band (ITB) friction syndrome or to assist with pain management.
The Dolarcast Radial Shockwave Therapy is world leading and a research proven treatment used by many AFL clubs and elite sports injury practitioners around the world. We are very excited to offer our patients this service
How does Shockwave Therapy work?
Radial shockwaves are high-energy soundwaves transmitted from a probe held against and passing through the skin and spreading outwards into the underlying tissues. This is believed to induce increased blood flow and metabolic activity around the site of pain, effectively kick starting the healing process. At the very least it effectively reduces pain from this area.
What can you expect with a Shockwave Treatment?
After a simple examination to locate the painful area, gel is applied, and shockwaves are delivered via a handpiece held against the skin. The initial phase of treatment may cause some deep pain however this indicates correct targeting of the problem area. This is usually followed by numbness or heaviness in the area and the latter phase of the treatment feels less or no pain.
The treatment sessions are of 10 minutes duration during which you will receive 2000 pulses.
How soon do you get results with Shockwave Therapy?
Many patients get pain relief immediately after the first treatment and a greater range of motion. This is often a temporary response. Within a few days the tissue healing response will have kick started and this is where real results are seen and pain relief begins. Depending on the condition and your response you may require from 1 to 5 treatments, although 3 is usually sufficient. Treatments would be spaced out over several weeks to months depending on the condition being treated.
Book a Podiatry consultation today to get your pain reducing and lifestyle back on track.