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Could Shockwave Therapy Solve Your Chronic Pain?

November 07 | 2023
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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What is shockwave therapy? Shockwave Therapy (SWT) is a modality used as treatment for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions – typically chronic (more than 3 months), such as but not limited to: Patient receiving shockwave therapy on their heel. Image by pvproductions on Freepik Plantar Fasciitis Achilles Tendinopathy Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) Calcific Tendonitis Morton’s Neuroma Importantly, SWT can facilitate the body’s ability to regenerate new tissue and can decrease your pain by stimulating your nerves at the site of the injury.  Not only that, it encourages tissue healing by increasing circulation around injured soft tissues and stimulating cells that generate new bone and connective tissue – triggering and accelerating the body’s natural healing response. Additionally, it breaks down calcified deposits such as in the case of Calcific Tendonitis. How does it work? Shockwave Therapy transforms electricity into shockwaves that are transmitted into the tissue with…

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