Shockwave Therapy and Arthritis
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of degenerative arthritis. A widespread, slowly developing disease, with a high prevalence that increases with age, osteoarthritis most commonly affects large weight bearing joints such as the knee.
Shockwave Therapy Treatment
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is used to break down scar tissue and stimulate blood vessel growth to promote healing and restore muscle function. Research from The Journal of Surgical Research, 2012, suggested that ESWT is effective in the prevention of knee arthritis. Additionally, a 2014 study by Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences showed that ESWT prolonged pain reduction in osteoarthritis.
Shockwave has shown great success in treating chronic knee pain in our clinic and many research studies. Results can be seen within a few consultations with our physiotherapist.
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