Shockwave therapy is an alternative treatment for reducing pain in chronic conditions. Research shows that shockwave therapy can drastically reduce pain in the long term. However, there is still some confusion about what shockwave therapy is and who can receive the treatment.
The therapy is non-invasive and doesn’t take up much time. If you’re wondering if you’re a good candidate for shockwave therapy, take a look at everything you need to know below.
What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy devices are multidisciplinary so they can be used in physiotherapy, orthopedics, sports medicine, urology, and more. The main aim of this type of therapy is to relieve the patient of pain and restore mobility. This is a non-surgical therapy that doesn’t require pain medication and boosts the recovery process.
The shockwave device uses an acoustic wave that reaches myoskeletal tissues. Therapy can promote new blood vessel formation, reduce inflammation, stimulate collagen production, and much more.
Are You a Good Candidate?
If you suffer from a chronic condition that causes you pain, shockwave therapy could help. In addition, it can promote recovery from sports injuries like tennis elbow, jumpers knee, painful shoulder, and more. It has also been recommended for men with erectile dysfunction.
Shockwave therapy devices can be purchased to use at home so if you want to try them out in the privacy of your own space you can. These medical devices are easy to use but it’s wise to ask a professional to demonstrate how to use them before you do it yourself. You will need to locate the area of pain or ask someone to do it for you before applying gel so the soundwaves can reach your tissues and then firmly press the device against the area.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient. Many people have between three and five sessions but they often feel pain relief after the first session. Your sessions can be spread out over ten days so you have time to see the difference the therapy is making.
If you’re interested in doing at-home therapy, take a look at the devices from Oceanus. With products like the PhysioLite III, you can take control of your therapy and do it in your time, in total comfort. These devices couldn’t be easier to use and they will save you the hassle of taking time out of your day to visit a therapist.
Try Shockwave Therapy Today
If you’re suffering from pain and it’s stopping you from enjoying life as you should, shockwave therapy could be an ideal solution. Not only can it reduce pain but it can also speed up your natural recovery. Why not take a browse through the Oceanus website and our products to see which one suits your needs?
If you have any questions about our products, feel free to get in touch.