SKIN AND NAIL CARE

Shockwave Therapy

Skin and nail care

What is Shockwave Therapy?
Radial shockwaves are high energy acoustic sound waves transmitted from a probe head held against the skin. Shockwave therapy is a physical sound wave shock, not an electric one.

It is a non-invasive, non-surgical option for  treating lingering chronic conditions.

Shockwave therapy produces an inflammatory response. The body responds to the treatment by increasing metabolic activity around the site of pain.

This stimulates and accelerates the healing process by promoting the remodelling of dysfunctional collagenous tissues.

Shockwaves break down scar tissue and/or calcification.

Transmission of pain is diminished through neurological mechanisms, inhibition of pain receptors.

What is Shockwave Therapy good for ?

Who is shockwave Therapy not suitable for ?

How long does the treatment last?
Each treatment will take approximately 10 minutes, delivering 6000 shocks.

Some patients or conditions require more shocks and duration, depending on severity and how long the condition or injury has existed.

Normally four to seven treatments are necessary on a weekly basis. To get the best results we like to avoid gaps in the treatment program.

Does it hurt?
The initial stage of treatment may cause some deep pain however this indicates a deep targeting of the problem area. However, if you cannot tolerate it, adjustments on the machine can be made to decrease the pressure you feel.

During the treatment you may start to experience numbness or heaviness at the treatment area. Towards the end of your treatment session it will become less painful.

After your treatment you may feel some soreness which may intensify on the night of treatment. Use of anti-inflammatories is not recommended rather a paracetamol should pain relief be required.

You may experience some bruising at the treatment site.
We request you rest from aggravating activities for 2 - 3 days after treatment.

Although the short-term effects alone are exceptional, the long-term benefits of this treatment may take up to 3-4 months. If after this time there has not been any marked improvement, you should see your doctor for further treatment options.

* The human body is a complex structure and like many things in medicine we can provide no guarantee of the effectiveness of treatment. We can only keep up to date with the latest quality scientific research and make this available to you to make your decision.

Who is shockwave Therapy not suitable for ?

How long does the treatment last?
Each treatment will take approximately 10 minutes, delivering 6000 shocks.

Some patients or conditions require more shocks and duration, depending on severity and how long the condition or injury has existed.

Normally four to seven treatments are necessary on a weekly basis. To get the best results we like to avoid gaps in the treatment program.

Does it hurt?
The initial stage of treatment may cause some deep pain however this indicates a deep targeting of the problem area. However, if you cannot tolerate it, adjustments on the machine can be made to decrease the pressure you feel.

During the treatment you may start to experience numbness or heaviness at the treatment area. Towards the end of your treatment session it will become less painful.

After your treatment you may feel some soreness which may intensify on the night of treatment. Use of anti-inflammatories is not recommended rather a paracetamol should pain relief be required.

You may experience some bruising at the treatment site.
We request you rest from aggravating activities for 2 - 3 days after treatment.

Although the short-term effects alone are exceptional, the long-term benefits of this treatment may take up to 3-4 months. If after this time there has not been any marked improvement, you should see your doctor for further treatment options.

* The human body is a complex structure and like many things in medicine we can provide no guarantee of the effectiveness of treatment. We can only keep up to date with the latest quality scientific research and make this available to you to make your decision.

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