Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in Hexham
Our Radial Shockwave Therapy services in Hexham can help you overcome painful musculoskeletal conditions with immediate and long-term effectiveness.
Shockwave Therapy is a highly effective, non-invasive form of treatment commonly administered to address musculoskeletal injuries, relieve pain and restore mobility. The treatment involves channelling a high-powered sound energy pulse into a problem area of the body.
Get in touch today to find out more or book your initial assessment with one of our qualified clinicians, who will be able to assess your condition and determine the most effective form of treatment for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Conditions Does Shockwave Therapy Treat?
Radial Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive form of treatment that is frequently used to relieve chronic pain caused by musculoskeletal issues. Some of the conditions that Shockwave Therapy can be used to treat include:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin splints
- Tennis & Golfer’s elbow
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Patella Tendinopathy
Get in touch if you require further information as to whether this treatment is suitable for you.
What Are The Benefits of Shockwave Therapy?
Soundwave stimulation of the injured region has various biological effects that promote tissue healing by:
Promoting new blood vessel formation
Radial shockwave therapy produces micro ruptures to the area which stimulate the body’s natural response to injury, boosting blood, nutrients and oxygen supply to the area.
Reducing the production of Substance P
Substance P- a natural chemical substance found in the body, is proven to be related to chronic and acute pain. Shockwave therapy reduces the concentration of Substance P within the injured tissue, which in turn reduces pain.
Reversal of chronic inflammation
Shockwave therapy can stimulate the body to resume the healing and regeneration process in cases of chronic inflammation.
Will I Experience Any Pain During or After Shockwave Therapy?
During shockwave therapy sessions you may feel some discomfort, however, shockwave therapy only lasts a few minutes any discomfort felt during the sessions is usually tolerable. What’s more, based on your tolerance, the intensity of the shockwave will be adjusted. If you experience any discomfort during your session your therapist will adjust the settings accordingly to avoid this.
Most clients will experience instant pain reduction after shockwave therapy. However, 2-4 hours post-treatment some patients may experience mild but bearable discomfort.
Get in touch today to discuss your symptoms, and our friendly team will be on hand to recommend the most suitable treatment route for you.