When you face injuries to your ankles, feet or similar areas, it may cause discomfort while walking or engaging in your normal activities. In some cases, non-surgical shockwave therapy offers a solution to help address the underlying pain and discomfort. Our physiotherapist and chiropractor in Kitchener and Owen Sound offers shockwave therapy as an alternative treatment.
Shockwave Therapy Explained
Shockwave therapy refers to a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment used for musculoskeletal concerns. The problems the therapy helps treat include:
- Shin injuries
- Tennis or golf elbow
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel pain
- Injuries to the Achilles tendon
- Other injuries or pains related to the bones or muscles
As a non-invasive treatment solution, it does not require extensive downtime or recovery after the treatment. Generally, it provides an alternative solution to traditional strategies that you may feel uncomfortable pursuing.
How It Heals the Pain
The therapy used at the Advanced Pain Relief Clinic heals pain by using sound waves to the painful areas. The high energy sound waves then cause small injuries to the area, resulting in your body taking measures to heal the area. It uses your body’s natural healing processes to encourage the entire area to heal and to reduce the pain you experience.
What to Expect
When you visit our physiotherapist or chiropractor in Kitchener and Owen Sound for shockwave therapy, you will sit comfortably for roughly 20 to 30 minutes. During the procedure, our team uses low energy sound waves to cause the small injuries to the area. After the initial treatment, you may feel some slight discomfort or slight pain. In most cases, the pain and discomfort passes quickly and you follow up at our clinic after an appropriate time. Our team explains the time period based on your injuries and the specific treatment details.
Facing discomfort from an injury or an accident does not necessarily mean going through an invasive surgical procedure. At our clinic, we offer shockwave therapy as an alternative to help your body heal. To learn more about our treatment solutions or for an appointment with our chiropractors or physiotherapists, contact us today.