It is very clear that Shockwave therapy can cause serious damage to tissues and local circulation. Using shock wave therapy too close to open or post-surgical wounds could result in wound degradation, increased bleeding, and delayed healing.
ESWTis likely to be a safe treatment for plantar fasciitis (PF), with no complications expected after one year of follow-up. However, long-term complications are unknown according to current literature.
It is recommended to better describe treatment protocols, patient characteristics, and the record of complications and side effects, especially pain during treatment. The ESWT has undergone extensive clinical studies and is approved by the U. S. For most patients, it has virtually no side effects or risks. If traditional treatments haven't healed your injury, ESWT may be a non-surgical option so you can get back to your favorite activities without virtually any downtime from work or sports.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has approved shock wave therapy as safe for the treatment of a variety of injuries, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, tennis and golfer's elbow, trochanteric bursitis, patellar tendinopathy, calcifying shoulder tendinitis, and shin splint. This will help limit any pain or discomfort you experience after the shockwave treatment. It is quite normal for you to feel mild discomfort in the treated area for up to one week after shockwave therapy, so don't worry if you notice mild side effects.
ESWTis an advanced treatment that uses acoustic shock waves to eliminate calcifications in soft tissue, improve collagen synthesis, release growth factors, and stimulate the body's healing process to improve pain and help you stay active. There is a close relationship between the decrease in the release of substance P and the treatment of clinically known pain, with a consecutive reduction in pain in the shockwave treatment of tendon insertion diseases. It is OK to return to your normal routine after shockwave therapy but it's best to avoid strenuous activities or high-impact exercise for at least the first 48 hours.
While usually successful, all of these more invasive therapies require time off and can effectively end an athlete's season.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy(ESWT) has also been proposed for the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy, with encouraging results in the short term. Like most treatments, shock wave therapy has some potential side effects that you should be aware of. Unlike urological treatments (lithotripsy), in which shock waves are used to disintegrate kidney stones, in musculoskeletal treatments (orthotrictics), shock waves are not used to disintegrate tissues but to microscopically cause interstitial and extracellular biological responses and tissue regeneration. The promising result of this non-invasive treatment option in the treatment of tendonitis justifies the indication of shockwave therapy. Your physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation before shockwave treatment to ensure that the treatment is safe for you.
The first session costs 75 pounds and includes a full objective evaluation to ensure that the therapy is safe for you and a shockwave treatment.