What is Shockwave?
A machine that is used to treat musculo-skeletal conditions using high intensity sound waves. The Shockwave helps accelerate tissue repair and cell growth.
What conditions can it help?
Following an increase in research over the last decade, an increasing body of evidence recommending shockwave has emerged. Shockwave has now been recommended for:
- Heel pain/plantar fasciitis
- Shoulder pain (especially calcified tendinopathies)
- Tennis elbow
- Shin pain
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Muscle spasm (Trigger points)
- Muscle strains
How does it work?
Shockwaves are acoustic waves with an extremely high energy peak, this allows Nutrient blood flow which is necessary to start and maintain the repair processes of damaged tissue structure
Is it safe?
The FDA first approved shockwave in 2000, since then millions of patients have benefitted worldwide. There are no known side effects.
Is it expensive?
Here at Dubai Physiotherapy and Family Medicine we do not charge any additional fees for the shockwave treatment, it is included as part of your physiotherapy session.