You may have heard of shockwave therapy or even used it to treat your patients.
Shockwave therapy has become a well-known treatment method over the last decades, and there’s a good reason for it.
Shockwave therapy is non-invasive, and the acoustic waves can penetrate deep into the tissues to target injuries and trigger points in the bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Shockwave therapy accelerates the body’s natural healing process to help the patient recover faster and better than conservative treatment methods and surgery.
Clinical trials have been conducted to determine the effectiveness of shockwave therapy to treat conditions common in humans, athletes, and animals.
In several double-blind randomized controlled studies, patients experienced to 91% improvement with an 84% success rate for numerous conditions.
In addition to being a successful treatment method with fast results, there are many other reasons why health practitioners should consider using shockwave therapy on their patients.
Shockwave Therapy Treats Several Conditions
Many studies have proven that shockwave therapy can treat a wide range of conditions ranging from chronic back pain, rotator cuff tendinopathy, jumper’s knee, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, arthritis, torn ligaments, and more.
In a study of shockwave therapy for musculoskeletal disorders, clinical studies indicated up to 88% success rate for treating proximal plantar fasciitis.
Long-Term Health Results
In the same study of shockwave therapy for musculoskeletal disorders, 75.3% of the patients treated for proximal plantar fasciitis were complaint-free at the one-year follow-up assessment. 18.8% of patients showed significantly better results, and 5.9% showed only slightly better results.
In addition, patients that use shockwave therapy usually experience a significant change in their condition after only a few treatments. In a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial, patients showed significant improvement six weeks after.
Shockwave Therapy is Safe
While methods like surgery are also effective, shockwave therapy has no serious side effects that could cause patients discomfort or complications during the treatment and recovery process. There might be pain in the treated area, but the pain isn’t long-lasting, and patients will be able to return to their daily activities without a prolonged recovery period.
If you are a health practitioner interested in using shockwave therapy, Shockwave Canada can help you find the right machine to treat your patients. Contact us today to request a demo by calling 1 (888) 741-SHOC(7462) or visiting https://shockwavecanada.com/.