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If you have experienced an injury to a tendon or muscle, you could greatly benefit from shockwave therapy. Shockwave therapy can sound intimidating, but it can give your body the extra boost it needs to heal properly.

If you are interested in learning more, reach out to the experts at MyoDynamic Health today!

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What Is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave Therapy Barrie Innisfil

Before we get into the specifics of shockwave therapy, let's clear one thing up — shockwave therapy is not the same as electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Instead, shockwave therapy — also known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy — is a non-invasive treatment using a handheld device to administer a mixture of high- and low-energy waves to the affected area. Shockwave therapy pulses the injured area and helps the body regenerate new connective tissue. It can also increase circulation and reduce pain to promote healing. This therapy is often used for tendon or muscle injuries such as plantar fasciitis.

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy has become more popular over the years as technology advances. Patients can benefit from shockwave therapy for their musculoskeletal conditions because of the following factors:

Non-Surgical - Traditionally, treatment for a tendon or muscle injury requires surgery with a lengthy recovery. In contrast, shockwave treatment is all done externally for a non-invasive session. It only requires a few short appointments.

Combining shockwave therapy with a physiotherapy program can provide further benefits, especially for athletes. This non-surgical treatment can get you back in the game much faster than a surgical procedure. Plus, surgery can get expensive.

Anti-Inflammatory - Shockwave therapy reduces inflammation in an injured area by preventing inflammatory cell release. The sound waves used in this therapy can also break down inflammatory cells that have already been released to promote healing.

Fast - Because of its non-invasive nature, each shockwave therapy session can be completed in 10-15 minutes. If shockwave therapy is the right treatment for you, you can feel results immediately after the first session.

Healing - Overall, the primary goal of shockwave therapy is to promote healing. This process is done through increased collagen production, stimulated blood flow and dissolving of calcified tissue. This healing process is natural and safe, especially compared to surgical options.





Am I a Candidate for Shockwave Treatment?

Shockwave treatment could be suitable for those suffering from a tendon or muscle injury. However, be sure to consult with your doctor before undergoing treatment.

For example, shockwave treatment shouldn't be used in the following situations:

  • During pregnancy
  • With a bleeding disorder
  • With excessive soft tissue damage
  • With malignant tumors
  • Near the brain, spine or lungs

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