Pain medication or surgery isn’t the only way to treat your pain. Heat, pressure and sound waves can also be used to manage pain in a non-invasive manner.
This brings us to Shockwave therapy for all types of pain such as the neck, back, knee, joint, leg, etc. Read on to educate yourself on the many wonders of shockwave therapy.
How does it work?
Shockwave therapy can be used to treat a variety of tissue and musculoskeletal problems including sports injuries, hip pain, Tibial stress syndrome, Achilles tendonitis, Plantar fasciitis and many more.
Cutting edge technology is used to disperse pressure and vibration across the affected area. Vibration restores blood flow and mobility in your damaged tendons. Within 3-4 treatments, you will definitely feel an improvement in your pain reduction and motor-skills.
This treatment provides results by reducing inflammation and swelling in your muscles. The waves trigger proper blood flow, which stimulates the natural healing process of the body.
Benefits of shockwave therapy
Repairs damaged vessels
Improper blood flow deprives the body of essential nutrients and minerals, which further damage cells and blood vessels. Pressure and waves stimulate the natural healing process by restoring blood supply across the body.
This reduces the growth of new cells and capillaries, improving muscle and joint health. Vessel repair improves your overall health and keeps your muscles strong and healthy.
Reduce swelling and inflammation
Pain and discomfort are caused by inflammation in the muscles. Inflammation restricts blood flow to tissues and cells, which hampers mobility and causes severe pain. During shockwave treatment, the consultant will examine palpitation in swollen areas and apply acoustic pressure to restore blood flow and reduce inflammation.
Avoid calcium build-up
Micro tears in the tissue and damaged tendons can result in calcium build-up. As a coping mechanism, your body starts storing calcium for your bones.
This can be prevented by eliminating scarred tissues in the affected area. Existing calcification is broken up with waves and pressure. Increased metabolic activity reduces the calcium build-up in the affected area and kick-starts the natural healing process.
Prevents pain transmission
Waves intercept the neurotransmitters in the affected areas, which prevent pain-signals from being communicated to the brain. This helps in pain management and improves the healing process.
Time and customization in intensity
Shockwave treatment sessions are short, lasting for 10 to 20 minutes. The intensity of pressure is adjusted as per the pain threshold of individuals. The intensity is gradually increased in each session to provide better results.
No need of recovery time
Surgeries require a long recovery time, but this non-invasive treatment doesn’t restrict your life in any way. It’s recommended that high-intensity physical activities are avoided right after the treatment. Other than this, you can carry on with your normal routine after receiving shockwave therapy.
Divergent Health Care treats a variety of muscle and joint pain condition with Shockwave therapy in Calgary. Their healthcare center offers a wide variety of pain management treatments such as chiropractic, trigger point therapy, physiotherapy, and custom orthotics, in a comfortable and safe environment. Call 403-909-8111 to schedule an appointment now.