Sri Kadir Clinic
Physiotherapy & Pain Relief Centre
A Specialized Center For Spine & Joints
The First Mckenzie & Manual Therapy Clinic in Salem

Shockwave therapy

Shockwave therapy is a safe, non-invasive treatment with convincing evidence for its effectiveness from a large body of research and clinical trials. There are now multiple, randomised, double-blinded clinical trials that support the use of shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis, lateral epicondylitis, and calcific tendinitis of the shoulder.
Shockwave therapy

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy or Extracorporeal ShockWave Therapy (ESWT) is an innovative, cost-effective, evidence-based treatment for tendon pain (often known as tendinitis or tendinopathy) and other conditions throughout the body.

The main benefits of shockwave therapy are pain relief and restoration of function. Shockwave therapy has been prroved to be an effective treatment modality for a range of common tendon complaints including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy and tennis elbow.

how does shockwave therapy work?

The treatment initiates a pro-inflammatory response, an inflammation-like condition, in the tissue that is being treated. The blood circulation and metabolism in the area increases, which in turn accelerates the healing process. The shockwaves then break down scar tissue and bony deposits stimulating new healing. The break-down of scar tissue is the key to why shock wave therapy is so effective. Unlike normal elasticated tissue, scar tissue is non-elastic and will prevent normal movement and function, thereby weakening the unaffected tissue surrounding it, often causing further damage and pain. By increasing circulation and breaking down scar tissue, shockwave therapy will stimulate cell regeneration and promote normal healing and rapid reduction of pain. The normal function can then be restored.

Conditions Treated by Shockwave Therapy