Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, or ESWT, can be a superb rehabilitation and treatment option for those who suffer from tendon and other soft tissue conditions. Southampton Shockwave Therapy can also be an excellent option for those who have suffered sports injuries and fractures. In contrast, it’s not a good solution for those suffering from joint problems.
It is a non-invasive treatment option which works with sound waves that help stimulate the body to heal. It can be used with tendon management, especially after major surgeries, and effective with other joint-related issues.
Whether you have plantar fasciitis, shoulder or hip pain, or even tennis elbow and are in the Southampton area, ESWT can be just the treatment you were looking for.
How does ESWT actually work?
The process actually involves creating vibrations in the affected area. These vibrations end up helping support the body in switching on its natural healing process. It then expedites the creation of fresh tissue, blood cells and vessels, and they help with pain management as well.
There are two options for this type of shockwave therapy. One will use a focused beam of sound waves, while the other option uses a radial wave that is best when targeting a larger body area.
What are the benefits of ESWT?
It’s a completely safe treatment that is effective in the healing process. It’s also non-invasive, meaning no surgeries or injections of any sort are involved to support the healing. Because it’s non-invasive, it can also be a less painful option for many. This can be important when handling these sometimes agonising conditions.
So, there’s really no reason not to try out ESWT in Southampton, especially if other options aren’t having an effect or they would require more invasive and painful solutions.
Are there any side effects of using Southampton Shockwave Therapy?
As it stimulates healing there is a chance that some side effects can occur but the most common ones are just redness, swelling and slight bruising. There’s also a tiny chance that it’s painful for some but a medical professional will assess this beforehand.
Who benefits from Southampton Shockwave Therapy?
Those who find themselves good candidates for this type of solution are those who have chronic pain or constant inflammation in the affected area, and other treatments are not helping. It’s another option that avoids surgery completely, so you should seriously consider it before turning to an operation.
What’s key is that it takes about three to five sessions to get optimal results. You can easily complete those sessions and see those results with Southampton shockwave therapy in our clinic. Shockwave therapy can also be done weekly, so it can take one to two months to start seeing (and feeling) the results. After ESWT treatment, people can return to normal activities almost immediately but should avoid anything strenuous for about one to two days.
Don’t let yourself miss out on this non-invasive approach with an array of benefits. All of them lead to faster healing and a rapid recovery. It’s also your chance to have a less complicated and less painful recovery time. So make sure to take advantage of this great option as it can be a more cost-effective and time-efficient option than jumping back into surgery again.