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Extra-Corporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is coming to BPM PHYSIO this Friday!

Acoustic waves generated by the shockwave machine trigger biological effects which lead to faster and long-term healing and regeneration of the tissue. Shockwave therapy (SWT) covers a wide range of indications.The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues. 


There is also excellent evidence of shockwave being useful to treat cellulite! (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26209782)

What conditions can Shockwave Therapy help with?


Tendons

Plantar fasciitis (fasciosis)

Achilles tendinitis (tendinosis/tendinopathy)

patella tendinopathy Jumper’s knee

Hip bursitis

tendinopathy (Greater Trochanter pain syndrome)

Frozen shoulder - adhesive capsulitis shoulder

Calcific tendinitis of the shoulderTennis and Golfers* elbow

Trigger finger - finger tenosynovitis

Osgood Schlatter disease


Shockwave Therapy can help with the following conditions:Tennis and Golfers elbow: 

Shockwave therapy is clinically proven to reduce pain, improve function in patients with tennis elbow and is proven to be as effective as a steroid injection.


Achilles Tendinopathy: Shockwave therapy trials have confirmed excellent results with decreasing pain and increasing Achilles function compared with either shockwave therapy or exercises in isolation.


Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs: In a recent study, the authors looked at the efficacy of eight different types of treatment for plantar fasciitis. It was concluded that shockwave therapy ranked number one for best outcome and considered “optimal treatment”.  In another study they showed that combining shockwave therapy with a physio-guided stretching program has been proven to deliver clinically superior outcomes for plantar fasciitis sufferers.  


Hip - Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome: A randomised controlled clinical trial of 229 people showed shockwave therapy was significantly more successful than steroid injection.


Shin Splints - Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome: A clinical trial showed that 40 of 47 shin splint sufferers were able to return to their preferred sport at their pre-injury level after 15 months, versus only 22 in a control group.


Calcifying Tendinopathy of the Shoulder: Clinical trials revealed that shockwave therapy for calcific tendinitis of the shoulder showed good to excellent results in 87.9% of shoulders treated. Among shockwave patients, calcium deposits were completely eliminated in 21.2% and partially eliminated in 36.3%.




References:


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https://www.shockwavetherapy.eu/subpage#indications


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