Shockwave therapy provides fast and effective help from pain
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Alberta Institute for Spine and Sport Therapy offers Shockwave therapy as a safe, non-invasive, out-patient alternative to surgery for those suffering from many joint and tendon disorders.
A shockwave is a “high powered sound wave”. Shockwave Therapy sends acoustic shockwaves into bone or soft tissue, in effect re-injuring the area on a cellular level and breaking up the scarring that has penetrated tendons and ligaments. The controlled re-injuring of tissue allows the body to regenerate blood vessels and bone cells. The resulting re-vascularization leads to faster healing, a chemically induced decrease in pain and sensitivity of pain receptors, and often a return to pre-injury activity levels.
How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?
Shockwave Therapy is particularly good at pain management and elimination. The therapy is effective for three reasons: The shock waves stimulate a metabolic reaction in the affected tissue, causing stress fibers to develop and/or change in their permeability: they generate cavitation bubbles that break down calcific deposits; and they induce an analgesic reaction mechanism, which blocks pain messages.
Conditions Treated & Who can Benefit:
Everyone with soft tissue injuries can benefit, especially athletes. Shockwave Therapy provides a safe, non-surgical alternative for those suffering from:
- Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Pain
- Tenis Elbow
- Hip Pointers & Tendonitis
- Calcific Tendonitiss Of The Shoulder
- Rotator Cuff Tendonopathy
- Knee Patellar Tendonitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Frozen & Stiff Shoulder
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Shin Splints/li>
- Trigger Points & Fibromyalgia
- Chronic Muscle Tension
- Bursitis Anywere
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