There is a new form of treatment available at Equilibrium Sports and Spinal Clinic. Dolorclast Radial Shockwave Therapy is useful when treating a number of painful chronic conditions such as:
- Tennis/golfers elbow
- Plantar fascitis
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Patellar tendinopathy
- Shin splints
- ITB syndrome
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Hamstring tendonitis
- Chronic trigger points
Radial shockwaves are high energy soundwaves transmitted from a probe held against and passing through the skin and spreading outward into the underlying tissues. This increases blood flow which accelerates healing and creates a local analgesic (painkiller effect) in the area. Depending on the condition and your response, you may require between 1 to 5 treatments.
This form of treatment was developed from other medical indications (treating kidney stones) and is widely used in Europe and North America for the treatment of the above conditions. There have been numerous scientific studies and randomised control trials, most of which demonstrate positive outcomes. Most importantly it has been demonstrated as a safe treatment option for these conditions. Radial shockwaves are high energy soundwaves transmitted from a probe held against the skin. This is believed to induce increased blood flow and metabolic activity around the site of pain, accelerating the healing process. At the very least it effectively reduces pain from this area.
What occurs during the Radial ShockWave therapy treatment?
Your therapist will examine the effected area and determine if you are a candidate for the Shockwave Therapy treatment. If you are the shockwaves are applied via a hand piece known as applicator. The initial phase of treatment may cause a deep ache or some pain, however this indicates that the correct area is being treated. This is usually followed by a heaviness of the area and the last phase of treatment resulting in pain reduction. The process takes between 5-10mins in which you will receive approximately 2000 pulses. Of course each patient is different but some but many people report pain relief the day after treatment. Depending on your condition and your response to the treatment – you may require 1-5 treatments with the average being 3.
What can I expect after the Radial ShockWave Therapy treatment?
There may be some local soreness after the session which may intensity that night. Ice may help or simple analgesia can help make you more comfortable. It is advisable to avoid aggravating actives or sport for about 3 days following your treatment.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects may include:
- Post-treatment pain or soreness as mentioned above
- In rare cases there may be some local minor bruising.
Who CAN’T have Shockwave Therapy?
Thos who are:
- Under 18 -due to growth plates
- Suffer from bleeding or anti-coagulation disorders and are currently taking medication for such disorders
- Open wounds in the treatment area or local inflammation.
what RESULTS can I expect?
Each an every patient is completely different, and like many aspect of medicine we cant provide guarantees as to the effectiveness of treatments. What we can guarantee is that Equilibrium Sports and Spinal clinic will NEVER comprise your health and safety. We only engage in the most up to date scientific research when using new equipment.
If you would like a copy of any of the research paper in regards to the Dolorclast Radial Shockwave Therapy machine please contact our office at 9500 2030 or email [email protected]