8 Hillside Brae, Gulberwick, Shetland, ZE2 9FD
Shockwave Therapy is used for a range of chronic conditions (pain for over 3 months). This includes joints, tendons and muscles. The energy that is transmitted initiates a healing and restoration process within the body. This includes bone and soft tissues such as muscles and tendons. It can act quickly in some clients reducing immediately while increasing activity.
Chronic pain occurs when the inflammatory response fails to stop causing ongoing pain through tissue damage. Inflammation of the tissue involves a number of cells. The mast cells are key in the inflammatory response and through the application of acoustic energy this can enable the body to increase mast cell activity. This results in acute pain with the aim of stimulating a normal healing response by breaking up the chronic pain cycle.
It can be uncomfortable and if required the setting can be adjusted to a level you find tolerable? It only takes about 5 minutes so most clients can get through the treatment. You can get immediate pain relief but soreness for 2-4 hours afterwards is not unusual. You can go back to your daily activities immediately but we do suggest avoiding any strenuous activity for 2 days following activity.
Shockwave therapy cannot be carried out in those who: