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Shockwave therapy is a simple technique used by physiotherapists to relieve pain and restore mobility. It's used in orthopedics, urology, veterinary medicine, physiotherapy, and sports medicine.

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy, also called Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, is a treatment for certain bone conditions and chronic soft tissue injuries. 

The treatment involves the use of non-electrical high energy, non-evasive sound waves.

How Does Shockwave Treatment in Mississauga Work?

A hand-held, medical device is used to pass the waves through the body. It breaks down fibrous scar tissues and improves blood circulation. 

Shockwave therapy treatment Mississauga is one of the few safe options to breakdown scar tissue. This is important because scar tissue can prevent normal function and movement. They may even affect the nearby tissue, causing further pain and damage.

Who Can Benefit from Shockwave Treatment in Mississauga?

Shockwave treatment in Mississauga might be a suitable option if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Shoulder pain, i.e: bony spurs
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Hip pain
  • Shin pain
  • Heel pain
  • Chronic neck dysfunction
  • Bursitis
  • Achilles tendinitis

Is Shockwave Therapy Safe?

Shockwave therapy does not cause pain. However, you may feel a little discomfort if the area being treated is already under a lot of pain. 

The machine allows the therapist to control the intensity of the shockwaves which can be helpful in reducing discomfort. Plus, the therapy has no side effects and a session will only last for about 5 minutes.

Call Achieve Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation today to know more about shockwave therapy in Mississauga and how it can help you.