There have been significant advances in medical science and technology. Now, we can use sophisticated techniques and machines to treat almost every disorder, including bone-related disorders. Shockwave therapy is one such development that is used to treat a number of bone, joint and tendon disorders. This is a non-invasive treatment, which means that throughout the course of the treatment, there is no requirement of incision into the body or removal of any tissue. In this treatment, shockwaves are generated pneumatically and spread through tissues in a radial fashion. At North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic, Dr. Crosby offers this therapy for tendon disorders in Calgary. Shockwave therapy is thought to work by creating a micro trauma to the area of treatment. A number of simple and complex problems such as Achilles tendonitis, Shin splints etc. can be cured with the help of shockwave therapy.
Effects Of Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy works by releasing waves in order to impact the affected area and cause micro trauma. This micro trauma helps in curing the ailment by reducing inflammation. In the process of curing the problem, shockwave therapy does the following:
Treatments Using Shortwave Therapy
Shortwave therapy is extremely effective for treating tendons affected by conditions that do not allow them to respond to traditional forms of treatment. It is becoming extremely popular as a treatment method for people who are suffering from musculoskeletal conditions, especially those conditions that involve connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons. It is usually applied to people who have been suffering for over 6 weeks and have not responded to other forms of treatment. Shockwave therapy can be used to treat a variety of bone, tendon, and joint disorders, some of which include:
Timelines for Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy will require multiple visits:
Benefits Of Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy is considered to be extremely beneficial because:
You are not eligible to undergo shockwave therapy if you have one or more of the following conditions:
Before proceeding with shockwave therapy, please speak to our experts in order to find out whether you are fit for the treatment or not.