Radial shockwave therapy is effective for injuries associated with inflammation, tendon issues, and a variety of other conditions, especially chronic conditions.
At Glenora Chiropractic Clinic, we use a state-of-the- art shockwave unit called Intelect® RPW Shockwave. Our doctors or therapists will first identify the areas where the shockwaves should be applied. Then a small machine is pressed directly onto the skin while shockwaves are administered. Some discomfort or pain is expected during the treatments but is often short-lived. Treatment often takes only a few minutes.
The common uses for radial shockwave therapy include:
- Insertion tendinopathy/Tendon problems:
- Tennis & Golfers Elbow
- Rotator Cuff Injuires/Tears
- Heel Spurs & Plantar Fasciitis
- Patellar Tendonitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Glute/Hip Tendonitis
- Trigger Finger
- Chronic inflammation
- Hypertonic muscle
- Myofascial syndromes
- Hematoma treatments
Treatments are often recommended once a week for approximately 3-6 visits. Normalization of tissue and full heal continues for a period of 4-6 weeks after the last treatment is administered.