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Consider Shockwave Therapy for a Chronic Pain Condition

Consider Shockwave Therapy for a Chronic Pain Condition


Here are the Facts!

What is a Chronic Pain Condition?

Any painful condition that has remained either fully or partially unresolved for 6 months or more can be said to be a chronic pain condition.  When a condition becomes chronic, it becomes resistant to treatment and can even become cyclical with painful episodes which can last longer and even increase in intensity and severity each time.  Sometimes conditions are not promptly attended to and through lack of intervention become chronic, and sometimes treatment is just ineffective in duration or intensity and the condition evolves into one that resists treatment altogether.  What could have been promptly and effectively treated in a short period of time now causes an interruption to your lifestyle and requires modification of activity. The challenge to successful treatment of chronic pain conditions is to break the cycle of treatment and pain. 

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy, formally referred to as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is a treatment that uses a therapeutic device to safely and effectively deliver pulse waves to an affected area, providing long term pain relief.

How does SHOCKWAVE THERAPY Work with Chronic Pain Conditions?

The increase in circulation triggers faster tissue healing in conditions that involve chronic inflammation due to incomplete healing or repetitive trauma with adhesions diminished resilience. Shockwave Pulses are delivered to the specific body area with a hand-held hydraulic applicator that sends high-pressure sound waves or acoustic pulses (the shock) into the tissue. This stimulates the metabolism in areas of poor or decreased blood circulation in order to resolve pain and heal the underlying tissue. It gives your body the push that it needs to heal.

What are the Possible Side Effects of Shockwave Therapy?

Side effects of Shockwave Therapy, if any, are often minimal and short lived.  They include:  mild bruising, ache and some discomfort.  When compared to the pain that the patient usually feels from their chronically unresolved condition, the mild discomfort that only occasionally occurs is well worth the relief.

Should you be Considering Shockwave for your Condition?

Shockwave Therapy is highly effective for the treatment of these and many more chronic pain conditions:

  • Ÿ Calcific Tendonitis in the shoulder (Calcific build-up in the shoulder)
  • Ÿ Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Ÿ Chronic Tendonitis in the elbow (Tennis Elbow)
  • Ÿ Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Spurs)
  • Ÿ Chronic Enthesopathies (Tendons)
  • Ÿ Achilles Tendinosis (Achilles Tendons)

As well as:

  • Ÿ Myofasial Trigger Points (Chronic Neck and Back Pain)
  • Ÿ Osgood Schlatter Disease (OSD)
  • Ÿ Idiopathic, Radicular and Pseudo Radicular Lower Back Pain
  • Ÿ Patellar Tip Syndrome (Knee Pain)
  • Ÿ Subacrominal Pain Syndrome (Shoulder Pain)Ÿ Tibialis Anterior Syndrome (Shin Splints)
  • Ÿ Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (Hip Pain)

Call and book a free no-obligation appointment with a qualified member of the CanadaPhysio team who will let you know if Shockwave Therapy can help your Chronic Pain condition.

About CanadaPhysio

CanadaPhysio is your one stop wellness centre. We are a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation centre with various locations throughout Toronto, Scarborough, Mississauga, the GTA, Whitby and London, Ontario. We specialize in comprehensive physical therapy programs which include or integrate treatment for foot pain or foot disorders provided by experienced and licenced health care professionals.

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