We have recently added Shockwave Therapy to our list of available modalities at Elite Sports Therapy.
There are no side effects with this non-surgical treatment and it is available at a reasonable cost. Shockwave treatments are non-invasive and promote accelerated recovery of injured soft tissue, bone, heel, and joint pain.
A shockwave is an intense but very short energy wave traveling faster than the speed of sound. The basic technology involved with extracorporeal shockwave technology has been used for decades on millions of people.
Therapy sessions are short, usually 20 – 30 minutes in length, and provide successful relief of chronic pain and restores mobility painlessly. Full relief typically begins about 72 hours following treatment.
Shockwave treatment is effective for the following conditions: Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinopathy, Tennis Elbow, Jumpers Knee, Hamstrings, Stress Fractures, Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendonitis, and Bursitis, among others. It has over a 90% success rate in treating Plantar Fasciitis and Calcific Tendonitis, and a 70% success rate with treating Tennis Elbow.