Shockwave therapy is an effective, non-invasive treatment for those suffering from many chronic tendon and joint disorders. Radial shockwave therapy sends acoustic energy waves into the soft tissues or bones causing a controlled micro-trauma to be applied to the treated area. In effect, this mirco-trauma re-injures tissue on a cellular level and results in the break down of scar tissue that has penetrated the tissue (tendons, ligaments, bones). The controlled re-injury of tissue allows the body to regenerate blood vessels and bone cells, leading to faster healing and often a return to pre-injury activity levels.
Conditions treated by Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy is an effective and non-invasive modality for the treatment of soft tissue and bony injuries. It is particularly effective in the treatment of chronic injuries that have not responded to other more conservative therapies including, physiotherapeutic modalities, massage, Active Release Techniques, Graston Technique, and acunpuncture.
Shockwave Therapy is particularly helpful in the treatment of:
Plantar Fasciitis (heel spurs)
Patellar Tendinitis (jumper's knee)
Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
Medical Epicondylitis (golfer's elbow)
Diamond Valley Chiropractic and Health Centre 205 Centre Ave West Black Diamond, Alberta 403-933-3088