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 How Long Does It Take Until I Notice The Benefits Of Shockwave Therapy?

Most Canadians live with pain. We suck it up and get on with our lives even though we are suffering inside. Shockwave therapy provides a way to relieve pain and let us live without discomfort.

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a therapeutic technique that applies frequent, short bursts of mechanical energy to soft tissue. When applied at high intensity, this energy can treat injuries, scarring, inflammation and pain. Shockwave therapy provides benefits to people looking to heal from ligament, muscle, bone, capsular and tendon injuries. This type of treatment is popular with athletes and non-athletes because it relieves pain, helps the healing process and is non-invasive unlike surgery.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of shockwave therapy are endless. Besides relieving pain, this treatment can break apart adhesions and scar tissue, increase blood flow to the injured area, speed up the body’s healing response time, and help control muscle spasms. Furthermore, the benefits of shockwave therapy include a change at the cellular level because the stimulus from the shocks transforms the chemical environment of our tissues by boosting the release of substance that prevents pain and inflammation. In addition, shockwave treatment stimulates blood flow and improves the regeneration of new healthy tissues and cells. Finally, there is no recovery time needed following shockwave therapy. You can enjoy the benefits without having to schedule healing time.

Is this treatment painful?

One of the greatest benefits of shockwave therapy is that it doesn’t hurt. Most patients report that they do not feel any discomfort at all during their treatment. Some people do experience mild to moderate discomfort but that usually fades quickly.

How long does it take for the benefits to kick in?

Depending on the severity of your injury and what you are being treated for, you could feel relief after one or two treatments. Because everyone responds to treatment differently, it’s impossible to predict how long after your shockwave therapy sessions you’ll feel great. During the treatment, the hyperstimulation of your tissues can create a temporary anesthesia effect making you feel great immediately following your session. For some people this anesthesia-like feelings lasts for hours. For others, it can last for days. Generally, it takes about 16 weeks after your treatment to experience the full benefits of shockwave therapy.

Please contact us for information about Dynamic Physiotherapy’s shockwave therapy treatments and its benefits. You don’t have to live with pain anymore.

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