Shockwave Therapy and Treatment

What is shockwave therapy?

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) in Singapore is a novel non-invasive therapeutic modality. The clinical application of ESWT has steadily increased over the years in the field of physiotherapy. Over the last two decades, ESWT has been used as a treatment method for musculoskeletal disorders, stimulating bone growth and enhancing the body’s healing response.

For what conditions can shockwave therapy be useful?

As a result of several benefits, shockwave therapy in Singapore is used for the treatment of various orthopaedic conditions, including plantar fasciitis, shoulder tendinopathy, elbow tendinopathy, patellar tendinopathy, and Achilles tendinopathy.

Recently, shockwave treatment has also been utilised in the treatment of several other conditions, including femoral head necrosis, patellar, knee, jaw, osteochondritis, and calcified shoulder tendonitis.

Can shockwave reduce pain and improve my function?

Shockwave therapy in Singapore can help you return to your normal function quickly and offer a strategy to prevent future problems. Shockwaves stimulate pain nerves releasing substance P (pain mediator and growth factor). It is this substance that causes pain, including slight discomfort during and after the treatment. Following this intervention, the level of this peptide is decreased, so you will note an analgesic (pain-relieving) effect.

Is shockwave an approved treatment?

The HSA (Health Science Authority) has approved the use of shockwave therapy in Singapore for the treatment of plantar fasciopathy. Several high-quality randomised clinical trials (RCT) have provided substantial evidence that ESWT is a safe and effective non-invasive option for treating tendinopathy throughout the musculoskeletal system.

How many sessions are required for ESWT at River Physio?

An optimum treatment protocol for ESWT takes at least three treatment sessions at 1-week intervals, with 2000 impulses per session and the highest energy flux density that can be possibly applied. It may require seven to ten sessions to achieve the maximal possible recovery.

What is the success rate of shockwave therapy in Singapore?

Clinical studies indicated that the success rate ranged from 65% to 91%, and the complications were low and negligible with MP200 Ultra shockwaves units. This therapy, which is the best of its kind, is now available at River Physio clinic. Our consultant physiotherapist always decides the dosage and frequency after discussing it with you. The rate and speed of recovery are faster with us.

Get in touch with our physiotherapy clinic in Singapore to access our state-of-the-art MP200 ultra shockwave therapy unit and other essential equipment. Our highly experienced and passionate team of specialists will ensure that you receive the best tools and education on the condition and that you are also treated with care, respect, and compassion. We at River Physio understand your pain. Contact us today!

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