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Shockwave Therapy in North Edmonton

Adult holding shoulder in painRelieve Tendinitis, Muscle and Joint Pain with Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy relieves pain by stimulating growth of new tissue. It has an amazing success rate of 90% for plantar fasciitis and 91% for calcific rotator cuff tendonitis of the shoulder, according to studies published in the Journal of Orthopedic Research and the Journal of the American Medical Association, respectively.

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

Astonishingly, most conditions need only three to six once a week treatments. They work by sending a shockwave (like a tiny earthquake, not an electrical shock) into damaged tissue, stimulating blood vessel growth and providing nutrients that lead to the growth of new tendon or ligament tissue. The shockwave penetrates very deep without damaging the more superficial tissues. The new tissue heals the old injury and makes the tendon or ligament stronger, thus relieving pain.

What Does Shockwave Therapy Treat?

Our office in North Edmonton uses Shockwave therapy to treat a variety of injuries:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs (bony outgrowth of the heel bone)
  • Achilles tendonitis & heel stress bumps
  • Morton’s neuroma (an injury between toe nerves)
  • Hallux limitus and rigidus (painful irritation & lack of movement of the great toe joint)
  • Chronic pain in the hip region caused by bursitis or other conditions
  • Shin splints
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Golfers’ Elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis
  • Calcific tendinosis (painful restriction of movement of the shoulder tendon/muscle attachments)
  • Jumpers Knee (Patellar tendonitis – pain under the knee cap)
  • Medial and lateral collateral ligament injuries

The Importance of Growing Tissue

The reason that growing new tissue helps so much is that the word  tendonitis means that the tendon is inflamed, however, in fact when these tendons are biopsied, there are no inflammatory cells – the tendon is not inflamed, it is degenerating. The best treatment for a degenerating tissue is to grow new tissue to let it heal and help it stop breaking down. Shockwave Therapy does this!

If you have these, or any other tendon, ligament, or muscle pain, Edmonton Pain & Injury Clinic today for a consultation and examination of your issue so we can determine if Shockwave Therapy is likely to help you heal and get relief.

Shockwave Therapy North Edmonton, Edmonton, and Sherwood Park AB | (780) 760-2225