Let me start by saying that the name Shockwave is just a massive deterrent. It just sounds painful!
But it is effective as hell!! Unbelievably effective. Let me tell you why I forked out a load of money to get this machine for my patients.
Over a year ago I suffered from quite bad Achilles Tendonitis. Mainly due to basketball and a lack of stretching. I tried all the normal rehaby protocols that I know and use for my patients. And as I see with most of my patients, it gets better then it gets worse, then it gets better and around and around we go.
My colleague had a Shockwave machine and had been using it successfully for his patients for a whole bunch of issues and told me to give it a go. So I did. Literally 3 treatments later my Achilles was back to normal! I couldn't believe it.
Any type of tendinitis will take somewhere between 6 to 9 months to fully recover. The reason it takes such a long time to resolve is tendons are not very vascular and with a lack of blood supply it is very slow in repairing damage. That combined with constant re-injury due to usage, it just takes forever to get better.
Shockwave therapy achieves such rapid results by sending high pressured acoustic waves which creates microtears in the tendon to significantly stimulate the growth and remodeling of new cells, resulting in FASTER HEALING and PAIN RELIEF. The acoustic waves with high energy peak used in Shockwave therapy interact with tissue causing overall medical effects of accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia and mobility restoration.
Now I won't lie, it's not the most comfortable feeling in the world, It can be a bit tender but the treatment doesn't take long and its a small price to pay to be better and back at your chosen sport again.
If you are suffering from a tendonitis issue and its not getting better with your current treatment regime, then honestly, come in and try Shockwave. It has been a Godsend for me and a whole bunch of my patients.