Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive therapy that uses low-frequency, acoustic shockwaves that encourages the body’s natural healing response in tissue that may not have responded to medication, rest or other therapies.

Shockwave Therapy is an excellent option for anyone who has tried rest, medications, steroid injections and other therapies to overcome stubborn non healing injuries.  Many people contemplating surgery should consider Shockwave Therapy

WHAT PODIATRY RELATED CONDITIONS DOES SHOCKWAVE THERAPY TREAT?

 

Shockwave therapy has  excellent results with: 

  • Tendonopathies

  • Plantar Fasciopathy

  • Muscle Soreness

  • Musculoskeletal problems

  • Trigger Points

  • Spasticity

HOW DOES SHOCKWAVE THERAPY WORK?

The shockwaves are delivered through the skin via a hand held device.  The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.  So we are encouraging the body to heal itself.

 

 

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

​The number of sessions required will depend on the type of injury, where it is located in the body and how long the injury has been present. The average number of treatments is three to five sessions (maximum of 8); however is comes down to the individual. Best practice is treatment five to seven days apart until the course is completed

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?

  • Reduce pain and enhance the anti-inflammatory effect

  • Accelerate healing and tissue regeneration

  • A non-invasive treatment which allows you to return back to normal activity faster

  • Low cost treatment for chronic conditions

Knee

  • Patella Tendonitis

  • Jumpers Knee

  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome

  • Infrapatellar Tendinopathy

  • Suprapatellar Tendinopathy

  • Osgood Schlatter

Lower Leg

  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)

  • Peroneal Tendinopathy

  • Muscles Soreness

  • Spasticity of the Lower Limb

Foot / Ankle

  • Achilles Tendinopathy

  • Achilles Tendonitis

  • Plantar Fasciopathy

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Heel Spurs

Hip

  • Greater Trochanter Pain

WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS?

  • Coagulation disorders, thrombosis, heart or circulatory patients, clotting disorders

  • Use of coagulants

  • Tumour diseases, carcinoma, cancer patients

  • Pregnancy

  • Peripheral Neuropathy in case of diabetes mellitus

  • Acute inflammations / infections

  • Children in growth

  • Cortisone therapy up to 6 weeks before first treatment

  • Joint Replacements and Implants

  • Osteoporosis

ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS?

Most patients report little or no side effects after treatment.  However, side effects could include:

  • Swelling, reddening, haematomas

  • Bruising

  • Pain

  • Skin lesions (especially after previous cortisone therapy)

  • If you are concerned about any other reactions after your treatment please phone the clinic for advice.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE TREATMENT?

The podiatrist will pass the shockwave applicator over the injured area, concentrating where it is most painful and then the surrounding areas.  While the shockwave may produce some initial discomfort, patients often feel a reduction of pain in the first 24 hours after treatment.

A: 180 Bay Tce, Wynnum 4178

P: 07 3893 0655

F: 07 3893 0633

E: wynnumpodiatry@westnet.com.au

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