Shockwave Therapy: Revolutionizing the Treatment of Musculoskeletal Conditions

There is one glimmer of hope for patients plagued by chronic pain conditions such as tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, and other MSK conditions and that is a treatment at the forefront of innovative musculoskeletal treatments: Shockwave Therapy or Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT). This new, non-invasive therapy has drawn accolades for its effectiveness in pain relief, allowing for gained functions among the patients who would have previously had to live with debilitating soft tissue disorders.

Understanding Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave therapy uses high-energy acoustic waves to influence and heal affected areas of the body in such a way that fosters quick healing times and ultimately reduces pain. This advanced treatment modulates pain not only by improving the body’s natural mechanisms for self-healing through stimulation of blood circulation, cell regeneration, and production of collagen, which are the most important factors for full recovery of musculoskeletal tissues but also helps in it.



Tennis Elbow: A Gripping Challenge
The most common cause of pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow is usually a tennis elbow, medically known as lateral epicondylitis. Generally, it arises from the repetition of movements or overuse, therefore causing inflammation of the tendons. In our clinic, an overwhelming majority of positive results are observed in the treatment of tennis elbow with Shockwave Therapy. First and foremost, the treatment mainly involves the breakdown of scar tissue, reduction of inflammation, and pain relief to enable the patients to gain back the range of motion and, generally, function of their arms.



Plantar Fasciitis: Stepping Towards Healing
In the same case, plantar fasciitis portrayed sharp pain along the heel part that results from inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament. Patients who suffer from this ailment, plantar fasciitis, can find relief since Shockwave Therapy aims at reducing the inflammation and minimizing the pain; hence, the foot will function normally. A very positive output has been with our way of treating Plantar Fasciitis through Shockwave Therapy, bettering the quality of life to a higher standard for the patients.



Expanding the Therapeutic Horizon
In the treatment for tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis, Shockwave Therapy also proves to be effective against a wide range of other soft tissue problems—from Achilles tendinitis to shoulder calcific tendinitis. It is a versatile answer to a wide array of musculoskeletal conditions toward both early recovery and prevention of recurrence.

Experiencing Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave Therapy is a gentle and non-surgical procedure, usually lasting 15-20 minutes of time. Many patients report great relief from pain and improved functioning following only a few treatments, which suggests that this therapy allows one to take a more natural course toward healing and recovery.

In Conclusion
Introducing Shockwave Therapy to our clinic is part of our commitment to bringing the most current and evidence-based, state-of-the-art treatments for musculoskeletal conditions. Thus, when patients receive Shockwave therapy, they benefit from this new means of treatment that places the patient in an advantaged position by breaking the limits of chronic pain and allowing the restoration of a more active quality lifestyle.

Whether you grapple with conditions such as tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, tendinopathies of any kind, or even just chronic trigger points and muscle pain, give this new treatment approach a shot!  Let our expert clinicians help guide you through a recovery plan tailored specifically to your needs and health goals. 

At Lakeside, we’re not just treating symptoms; we’re restoring health and vitality, one WAVE at a time!