3 Reasons You Should Consider Shockwave Therapy Treatment

//3 Reasons You Should Consider Shockwave Therapy Treatment

3 Reasons You Should Consider Shockwave Therapy Treatment

By |2019-05-23T07:15:44+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Blog|

Suffering from unbearable pain in your feet? Has physiotherapy alone proven to be ineffective for your particular musculoskeletal condition? You might be in need of a reliable treatment procedure that’ll yield positive results and improve your functionality—and shockwave therapy is just what you need!

Treats Several Conditions

Shockwave therapy can be used to treat several ailments and medical conditions, from lower back pain and rotator cuff tendinopathy, to heel pain and plantar fasciitis. Research has shown that shockwave therapy may be used for patients with musculoskeletal disorders, especially for those who’ve not responded well to other forms of treatment.

The procedure uses acoustic waves, which when directed towards the injury site improve the condition of the damaged tendons and ligaments. This, in turn, improves lameness and stimulates a healing process which allows you to regain mobility and muscle flexibility. Because of this reason, shockwave therapy may be used for various injuries and ailments.

Quick & Long-Lasting Results

Several studies have emphasized the effectiveness of shockwave therapy in treating various types of musculoskeletal disorders. In fact, the success rate for this form of treatment ranges between 65% and 91%, with most patients observing positive results after undergoing the procedure. In one randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial, it was shown that patients who received shockwave therapy experienced a significant change in their condition 6 weeks after treatment as opposed to the ones who were part of the control group.

Not only does shockwave therapy provide quick relief from pain and discomfort, but it also ensures that the results are long-lasting. The effectiveness of the treatment can be further assessed by the fact that it typically only requires 3 sessions scheduled one week apart, which helps in speeding up the recovery process. Within a few weeks after the completion of the treatment cycle, patients are able to return to their regular activities.

Non-Invasive Alternative

Wish to avoid surgery and strong dosages of medicines which can have serious side-effects? Shockwave therapy is the ultimate solution!

Doctors and physicians often recommend surgical procedures or an extensive course of medication in order to treat your condition. However, both these routes can cause avoidable complications. To avoid these circumstances, shockwave therapy is an excellent non-invasive alternative that not only protects you from health risks but also has no dangerous or unpleasant side-effects of its own!  

At Sports & Exercise Medicine Institute, we provide a range of non-invasive sports medicine services. These include acupuncture treatment, injection therapy, and shockwave therapy.  

Call us at 1 844 223-7364 to get in touch with our team in the greater Toronto area!

About: Dr. Douglas Stoddard is a sports medicine physician and is the Medical Director of the Sports & Exercise Medicine Institute (SEMI). After receiving his medical degree from the University of Toronto, he trained in Australia at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, obtaining his Master Degree in Sports Medicine. He is also a diplomat of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine and has his focussed practice designation in Sport Medicine from the Ontario Medical Association. Dr. Stoddard is a consultant to the Canadian Military and has consulted with well over 30,000 unique patients in his career. Dr. Stoddard is constantly searching for new and promising therapies to help SEMI patients, and is responsible for developing the RegenerVate Medical Injection Therapy Program. He is the proud father of two boys, is an avid triathlete and occasional guitar player.

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