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Shockwave Therapy

Shockwaves stimulate the regeneration of muscle and tendon tissue and accelerate repair processes used in the NHS and great researched results. At Chiropractic First, we are glad to offer Shockwave Therapy to help you improve your health.

What is Shockwave Therapy ESWT?

Shockwave therapy machines pass short, intense energy sound waves, travelling faster than the speed of sound, into affected tissues. This causes microtrauma, increases blood flow and stimulates an acute inflammatory response which aids the healing process.

Shockwave therapy is widely used in physiotherapy, podiatry, sports medicine, urology and orthopaedics to provide fast pain relief and increased mobility. ESWT (Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy) is increasingly used as a treatment for muscle and tendon injuries and a variety of other neurological conditions.

Shockwave therapy has both NICE guidance and FDA approval for a large number of indications. If delivered by qualified therapists, the treatment is largely risk and side-effect-free, making it a safe treatment choice for musculoskeletal conditions and chronic pain. Shockwave therapy is a highly trusted treatment modality, and is used by hundreds of private clinics and NHS hospitals across the UK.

The Many Benefits Of Shockwave Therapy:

  • Fast recovery
  • No anesthesia
  • Non invasive
  • No medication
  • Fast treatment: 20 minutes per session
  • 3-6 sessions maximum
  • Significant clinical benefit: often seen 6 to 8 weeks after treatment
  • Great long term outcomes

What Hove Shockwave At Chiropractic First Treat With Shockwave:

  • Jumper’s knee (pain under knee joint in tendon)
  • Painful shoulder (tendon pain, impingement, calcific)
  • Tennis elbow (Epicondylitis)
  • Golfers elbow (Epicondylitis)
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis (Policeman’s foot)
  • Insertional pain (Where muscles attach to the bone-anywhere in the body)
  • Chronic tendinopathy/chronic pain
  • Medial tibial stress syndrome (Pain in lower leg)
  • Calcifications in shoulder
  • Calcific tendonitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Hamstring tendinopathy
  • Myofascial Pain Syndromes
  • Musculoskeletal conditions

Is Shockwave Therapy Clinically Proven?

Absolutely. Shockwave Therapy is clinically proven and well approved by the top orthopaedic hospitals, and used by well established professional sports bodies. Shockwave has both NICE guidance and FDA approval for a large number of indications. Over 1000 papers have been published supporting the use of shockwave therapy in treatment of a plethora of conditions. Please see our website for research studies.

Shockwave is more effective than steroid injections for certain conditions.

The History of Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy was first created back in the 1970’s and was exclusively used as an effective treatment technique for kidney stones. Using this method hugely reduced the need for a painful, invasive surgery. Later in the 1980s, practitioners using shockwaves to break up kidney stones noticed a secondary result. Bones close to the treatment site were seeing an increase in mineral density. Because of this, researchers began to look into its applications in orthopaedics, which led to its first use in bone fracture healing. Over the coming decades came many more discoveries of its effects and the full potential for therapeutic use that it holds today.

Call Us Today

Meet with Dr Lewis Kingsnorth DC to see if Shockwave Therapy is right for you. If you have further questions, please call or email Chiropractic First.

Shockwave Therapy Hove, Brighton SXE | 01273 324466