Shockwave therapy is commonly used to treat chronic muscle and tendon conditions. It uses shock waves to stimulate healing which is a more effective and non-invasive treatment method. It is proven to reduce pain and improve functionality of the affected muscle and tendon.
Common conditions that can be treated in the lower limbs include:
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Plantar fasciitis
- Patellar tendinopathy
Typical treatment using shockwave therapy will involve 4-10 sessions at weekly intervals. Ultrasonic gel is placed on the affected area, the handpiece is placed on the injured area and shockwaves are generated through the machine. Each session takes 10-20 minutes to perform depending on the affected area size.