Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy in Surrey

Shockwave Therapy

Clayton Heights Sports & Therapy Center offers shockwave therapy in Surrey to treat chronic tendon problems, such as tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, and more caused due to sports injury. As a multidisciplinary device, shockwave therapy is used in sports medicine, physiotherapy, orthopaedics, urology, and veterinary medicine. It is known for fast pain relief and mobile restoration. Being a non-surgical therapy that does not need painkillers, it is an ideal therapy to cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain.

Mechanism of Action

Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic, and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons, and other soft tissues.

Shockwaves are characterized by jump change in pressure, high amplitude, and non-periodicity. The kinetic energy of the projectile, created by compressed air, is transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator and further into the tissue.

Medical Effects

The acoustic waves used in shockwave therapy interact with tissues, causing overall medical effects of tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia, and mobility restoration.

 

  New blood vessel formation
Nutrient blood flow is required to start and maintain the repair processes of damaged tissue. Acoustic waves create capillary micro-ruptures in tendon and bone.

  Reversal of chronic inflammation
Mast cells are the key components of the inflammatory process. Using pervasive acoustic waves can increase their activity.

  Stimulation of collagen production
The production of a sufficient amount of collagen is a necessary precondition for the repair processes of the damaged myoskeletal and ligamentous structures. Shockwave therapy accelerates procollagen synthesis.

  Dissolution of calcified fibroblasts
Calcium build-up is most often the result of micro-tears or other trauma to a tendon. Acoustic waves break up the existing calcifications.

  Dispersion of pain mediator “Substance P”
Substance P is a neurotransmitter that mediates pain information through the C-fibers. This neuropeptide is generally associated with intense, persistent, and chronic pain.

  Release of trigger points
Trigger points are the main causes of pain in the back, neck, shoulder, and limbs. Acoustic waves that are delivered unblock the calcium pump and thus reverse the metabolic crisis to release the trigger points.

Indications

Signs that indicate you require shockwave therapy are:

  • Painful shoulder

  • Heel spur

  • Chronic tendinopathy

  • Calcifications

  • Jumper’s knee

  • Tennis elbow

  • Insertional pain

  • Medial tibial stress syndrome

  • Hip pain

If you have any questions about our services or want to book an appointment, call us now. Our goal is to help you ease off your pain.

Shockwave Therapy

Do you have tennis elbow, hip pain, or heel spur caused due to a sports injury? If yes, we can help you recover.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Clayton Heights Sports & Therapy Center
105-18640 Fraser Hwy
Surrey, BC

V3S 7Y4

SERVICE AREA

  Surrey

  Langley

  Cloverdale

  Metro Vancouver

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