This treatment is now available at Saskatoon Family Podiatry. Shock Wave Therapy activates the body's self healing process. It does this by administering short bursts of high-energy sound waves to the affected area of your body via the skin. A minimum of 3 treatments is recommended and there are few side effects.
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that involves creating a series of low energy acoustic wave pulsations that are directly applied to an injury through a person’s skin via a gel medium. The concept and technology originally evolved from the discovery that focused sound waves were capable of breaking down kidney and gallstones. Generated shockwaves have proven successful in a number of scientific studies for the treatment of chronic conditions. Shockwave therapy is its own treatment for a lingering injury, or pain resulting from illness. You don’t need painkillers with it - the purpose of the therapy is to trigger the body’s own natural healing response.