Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a clinically proven treatment for soft tissue injuries. A shockwave is defined as a sound wave that passes through the body and is not an electrical pulse. Treatment initiates a pro inflammatory response in the tissue where the shockwaves have been applied. The body responds by increasing the blood circulation and metabolism in the impact area which in turn accelerates the body’s own healing processes. The shockwaves break down injured tissue and calcifications.

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Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is a clinically proven treatment for soft tissue injuries. A shockwave is defined as a sound wave that passes through the body and is not an electrical pulse. Treatment initiates a pro inflammatory response in the tissue where the shockwaves have been applied. The body responds by increasing the blood circulation and metabolism in the impact area which in turn accelerates the body’s own healing processes. The shockwaves break down injured tissue and calcifications.

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Advantage of Shockwave Therapy - Caterham Chiropractic Clinic

What are the advantages of shockwave therapy

Shockwave therapy is normally recommended for patients who have already had previous conservative therapies that have provided little or no clinical benefit. The treatment stimulates and effectively supports the body’s self healing mechanisms. It is usual to experience immediate pain relief following the treatment and hence improved movement. Reported side effects are minimal, however there may be some discomfort during treatment such as skin reddening, possible bruising. If you are concerned please speak with your medical practitioner before receiving treatment.

Success Rate Shockwave Therapy0%

  • No anesthesia
  • Non invasive
  • No medication
  • Fast treatment (30 minutes per session) 3+ sessions required
  • Fewer complications
  • Significant clinical benefit often seen 6-8 weeks after treatment
Storz Shockwave Therapy Machine - Caterham Chiropractic Clinic

Success Rate Shockwave Therapy0%

  • No anesthesia
  • Non invasive
  • No medication
  • Fast treatment (30 minutes per session) 3+ sessions required
  • Fewer complications
  • Significant clinical benefit often seen 6-8 weeks after treatment

What Can Shockwave Therapy Treat

Calcific Tendonitis with Shockwave Theraphy Machine - Caterham Chiropractic Clinic

Calcific Tendonitis

Calcific tendonitis is a build-up of calcium crystals in different tendons within the body. The most commonly affected tendons are those of the rotator cuff muscles, although it can affect other tendons..

Achilles Tendinopathy Shockwave Theraphy - Caterham Chiropractic Clinic

Achilles Tendinopathy

An Achilles tendinopathy is a painful condition affecting the Achilles tendon, the connective tissue that connects the calf muscles (gastrocnemius, soleus and plantaris) to the heel bone. Repetitive strain..

Plantar Fasciitis Shockwave Theraphy - Caterham Chiropractic Clinic

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis also known as policeman heel is a thick fibrous band of tissue at the bottom of your foot that lies between your toes and your heel. Repeated small injuries to the plantar fascia..

Tennis Elbow Shockwave Therapy - Caterham Chiropractic Clinic

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow, also known as “lateral epicondylitis”, is believed to affect around one in three people at any time, most often between the ages of 40 and 60. You don’t have to be a tennis player to develop..

Fees

If you have any questions or need advice with regards to booking treatment or a consultation.
Please feel free to call us on 01883 340411 or email info@caterhamchiropractic.co.uk

Initial Consultation Free

FREE

PER TREATMENT

The Initial consultation is free, this is to ascertain the suitability of the treatment and answer any questions you may have.

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Shockwave Therapy

£350

TOTAL PRICE

If shockwave therapy treatment is recommended, 4 sessions at weekly intervals.

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Shockwave Therapy FAQs

Everyone has questions, so from Caterham Chiropractic, here are the most Frequently Asked Questions from patients.

Is The Shockwave Treatment Itself Painful?

Sometimes the treatment is a bit painful, but most people can stand these few intense minutes without medication. If you are in pain during the treatment please notify your medical practitioner as there are some adjustments that can be made to reduce the discomfort, however, having some pain during the treatment illustrates that shockwaves are having a positive effect.

Will I Be In Pain After The Treatment?

You will normally experience a reduced level of pain or no pain at all immediately after the treatment, but a mild and diffused pain may occur a few hours later. This dull pain can last for a day or so.

What Shall I Do If I Am In Pain After The Treatment?

Radial Shockwave Treatment initiates a pro-flammatory condition in the tissue that is being treated. If necessary you may use ordinary prescription-free pain killers. Do not use anti-inflammatory medication and do not use ice on the treated area as both will interfere with the body’s self healing abilities.

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