Are you looking for Shockwave Therapy in Nottingham?
Notts Osteopathy Clinic has recently invested in a Shockwave Therapy machine, so look no further. The latest clinical evidence supports the use of this new exciting technology. Here at Notts Osteopathy, our mission is to offer our patients the best possible treatments. Shockwave Therapy is the most advanced non-surgical and non-invasive treatment available for a wide range of stubborn conditions that are difficult to treat using a conventional treatment approach. Shockwave Therapy should remove the need for steroid injections and many invasive surgeries and enable quick relief from pain.
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)passes shockwaves through the skin to the injured part of the body. These high-speed shockwaves are generated by compressed air. The shockwaves are applied to different parts of the body by using a hand-held applicator. Shockwave treatment works by increasing blood flow to the injured area, this stimulates cell regeneration and healing. It also decreases factors which can cause pain around the injured area.
Does Shockwave Therapy Hurt?
Most patients experience mild discomfort during treatment, but it is generally well tolerated. The initial discomfort typically fades as the area becomes desensitized whilst it’s being treated. If you’re feeling too much discomfort we can adjust the intensity of the shockwaves gradually increasing it as you become more used to the sensation. Shockwave Therapy purposefully creates an inflammatory response in injured soft tissue, so you may also experience mild discomfort following treatment. Patients should not apply ice or take anti-inflammatories after shockwave treatment, as this inflammatory healing response shouldn’t be reduced.
What Can Shockwave Treat?
Shockwave Therapy is an effective treatment for a wide range of stubborn conditions which affect soft tissue. It works well on chronic tendon problems (or tendinopathies) also on bony conditions. These are often difficult to treat using conventional approaches. Here are some examples of conditions we have treated using shockwave:
- Chronic neck dysfunction
- Shoulder pain, e.g. calcific lesions and tendon related symptoms of the rotator cuff and bony spurs
- Tibial stress syndrome (shin pain)
- Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
- Heel pain, heel spurs
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Medial epicondylitis (golfer‘s elbow)
- Patellar tendonitis (jumper‘s knee)
- Achilles tendonitis
- Hip pain
Shock Wave Therapy Really Works
Shockwave Therapy has already been widely researched. So far, an increasing number of scientific studies validate the effectiveness of shockwave treatments and report successful treatment rates of up to 90%. Most patients report a significant reduction of pain and regaining of normal function after only 3 or 4 shockwave treatments. Which means it’s great value for the customer. In fact, Shockwave Therapy is so effective it has been now recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). NICE is an independent body set up in 1999 in order to provide the best evidence-based guidance and advice based on research and evidence about which treatments are most effective. That is why we are happy to deliver Shockwave Therapy in Nottingham. Click here to book your appointment.