Get Back on Your Feet with Shockwave Therapy: Effective Treatment for Common Conditions

Get Back on Your Feet with Shockwave Therapy: Effective Treatment for Common Conditions

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of conditions. Some of the most common conditions that can be treated with shockwave therapy include: plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinosis, patellar tendinosis, and medial tibial stress syndrome. If you are suffering from any of these conditions, shockwave therapy may be an ideal treatment option for you.

What is shockwave therapy and how does it work?

Shockwave therapy is a rule-based treatment method that has been growing in popularity with medical professionals. Shockwaves are an acoustic energy wave created at low to moderate frequency levels, and Shockwave Therapy works by sending these waves into the affected area of the body. These short bursts of pressure interact with the tissue to reduce inflammation, create new blood vessels and stimulate metabolic processes. 

Shockwave Therapy has shown potential as a non-invasive, safe and effective way to treat various musculoskeletal conditions. It can be used to relieve chronic heel pain from plantar fasciitis, address tendon and ligament ailments such as tennis or golfer’s elbow and help treat calcific tendinitis in the shoulder. Shockwave Therapy may also be beneficial for those suffering from myofascial pain syndrome or post-traumatic scar tissue. 

By delivering precise pulses of pressure directly to affected areas of the body, Shockwave Therapy offers a holistic approach to lasting alleviation of acute and chronic musculoskeletal complaints. In many cases Shockwave Therapy usually yields considerably faster results than traditional treatments so it provides an attractive non-surgical option for many sufferers. This innovative approach continues to show promise as an increasingly successful treatment option used by medical professionals around the world.  Additionally, Shockwave Therapy can also be used successfully alongside other physical therapy methods for optimal pain relief and recovery results.

Conditions that can be treated by Shockwave Therapy courtesy of Oshawa Wellness Centre (Read the caption)

Conditions that shockwave therapy can treat

Shockwaves have many pain-relieving effects, reducing inflammation and helping to improve circulation in the affected area. Shockwave therapy has been found to be effective in treating various conditions, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, chronic tendon inflammation (tendinopathy), calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, and bursitis. It can also relieve muscle spasms and reduce muscle soreness. In addition, Shockwave therapy may help to resolve stress fractures that are not healing due to insufficient blood supply or underlying medical conditions. Shockwave therapy can provide safe and effective relief with minimal downtime and fewer side effects than more invasive treatments like surgery. With all of these benefits considered, Shockwave therapy is quickly becoming the go-to solution for a range of musculoskeletal issues.

What are the benefits of shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy has been proven to be effective in reducing inflammation, eliminating scar tissue, increasing blood circulation, and promoting faster healing. Shockwave therapy can help restore function and mobility faster than other treatments due to its ability to target congested areas around muscles, nerves, and tendons that cause restricted movement. 

Furthermore, it can help reduce joint pain or tendonitis caused by repetitive motions such as running or exercising. Shockwave therapy is a safe and effective treatment option with long-lasting results, making it an ideal stand-alone or complimentary approach to physical rehabilitation.  

It’s no wonder that many practitioners are now utilizing this technology as part of their treatment plans for their patients.  Shockwave therapy is powerful enough to produce real results yet gentle enough for even the most sensitive patients so everyone can benefit from its therapeutic effects.  Ultimately, shockwave therapy is an invaluable tool for treating a variety of musculoskeletal issues quickly and effectively regardless of age or activity level.

Shockwave therapy courtesy of Oshawa Wellness Centre (Read the caption)

How long does it take shockwave therapy to work?

Patients naturally have questions about how long it takes this form of therapy to be effective. Shockwave therapy has been shown to bring lasting results in a short period of time. In most instances, a patient should start feeling relief from the treated area within just 1-2 days following the procedure. This initial relief can last up to 6-8 weeks, depending on the individual and severity of their condition. After multiple sessions, a patient may experience significant reduction in pain and increased mobility in their affected area within 12 weeks or less. Shockwave therapy can be particularly beneficial with back and joint pain as well as conditions involving muscles, tendons and ligaments. As always, it is best to consult with your doctor or physical therapist before beginning any new form of treatment.  

Shockwave therapy may be just what you need for occupational and sports injuries alike for quick relief without invasive procedures or meds with dangerous side effects. So if you’re looking for a viable solution for your chronic pain and other related issues, shockwave therapy might be the answer!

To get the most out of shockwave therapy, it is important to pair it with physical modalities provided by professionals such as physiotherapists or chiropractors. Physiotherapists use specialized techniques to help improve muscular strength, flexibility and range of motion in the affected area while chiropractors focus on spine manipulation. These treatments help to enhance the benefits of shockwave therapy by improving circulation, breaking up scar tissue, reducing swelling and softening tight muscles which helps restore normal joint function. Shockwave therapy when combined with physiotherapy or chiropractic can provide long lasting relief from acute and chronic pain conditions and promote successful return to activity.  ​

If you think you may benefit from this type of treatment, book an appointment with one of our Physiotherapists today by using the search box on this page to find one near you.

Benefits to Shockwave Therapy courtesy of Oshawa Wellness Centre


This appointment is your opportunity to tell us what hurts and discover whether physiotherapy or chiropractic care is a good fit for you! During this session, you will talk with a physiotherapist or chiropractor on a phone call (or online) and create the right care plan specifically for your pain. There is no obligation on this session is to find out whether physiotherapy or chiropractic care can help you getting back to doing the things you love in life.

Frequently Asked Questions

On average, most patients will require three to four sessions of Shockwave therapy. However, the exact number of sessions required may vary depending on the individual patient’s condition and response to treatment.

After undergoing shockwave therapy, patients may experience some soreness and stiffness around the treated area as well as a mild bruise due to the disruption of blood vessels caused by the shockwaves. However, these symptoms usually subside within a few days and patients can return to their regular activities shortly afterwards.

Shockwave therapy is considered a viable long-term solution for chronic musculoskeletal pain and can potentially provide permanent relief. Shockwaves are sound waves that enter the body to stimulate healing by breaking up scar tissue, increasing blood flow, and stimulating the production of collagen. 

About Michelle Camastra

Dr. Michelle Camastra graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in June of 2016, realizing a goal she had since childhood pursuing a career in preventative medicine.

Throughout her studies, Dr. Camastra has pursued additional training to achieve certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, Webster Technique, Pre & Post Natal Health & Rehabilitation, and Advanced Paediatric Techniques. She is very committed to supplementing her knowledge and expertise through further continuing education. She believes strongly in educating and empowering her patients to help them return to active, healthy lifestyles.

In practice, Dr. Camastra integrates a combination of chiropractic manipulation, myofascial release, rehabilitation, acupuncture, and patient education to optimize health and wellness.

Medical Disclaimer:

The information presented in this blog post is for educational purposes and should not be interpreted as medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, treatment or a diagnosis, consult with a medical professional such as one suggested on this website. The Clinic Accelerator Inc. and the author of this page are not liable for the associated risks of using or acting upon the information contained in this article.

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