Radial Pressure Wave Therapy better known as Shockwave Therapy, helps to improve chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as:
- Myofascial Trigger Points (localised tender or painful areas)
- Tendinopathies such as Plantar Fasciitis & Achilles Tendinopathy
- Activation of muscle and connective tissue to help increase circulation
Radial Shockwaves are introduced into the body by means of a hand held applicator to cover the entire pain region. The pathological association between pain, muscle tone and vascular tone is broken as a result of RPW therapy and the strong stimuli it produces, enabling old damaged and weakened cells to be removed and replaced with healthy viable cells.
Another benefit RPW therapy provides is vascular changes, such as increased blood circulation in tissues. An increase in oxygen content can significantly reduce the concentration of carbon dioxide in the tissue to help further stimulate the healing process. It is non-surgical and there is no need for painkillers.
Examples of how we use RPW Therapy at Innovation Podiatry:
- Plantar heel pain
- Plantar fibroma’s
- Painful neuropathy
- Shin splints
- Neuroma and bursitis
- Osgood Schlatter
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Muscle spasticity