Our Shockwave therapy service in Leeds can help treat acute and chronic pain associated with the following conditions:
Shockwave therapy is a cost-effective alternative to surgery and a successful alternative to other non-invasive treatments. In particular, it helps relieve pain in people who suffer from repetitive strain problems involving your joints and soft tissues. Also, if you are someone who participates in a lot of exercise or has frequent injuries, it can complement other treatment modalities such as osteopathy or physiotherapy.
Our osteopaths at Relieve Clinic, Leeds will first carry out a consultation and examination and then brief you about the diagnosis and session ahead. During a shockwave therapy treatment, a gel will be applied to your problematic area. A handheld shock wave applicator will be used to transmit waves over the area at high speed. Whilst this occurs, a slight inflammatory process will be triggered in the injured area, aiding blood circulation and promoting healing.
The sessions typically last between 10-15 minutes, depending on your condition. It takes typically 3-5 treatments, one per week, to notice the effect. We find that people may start to notice results after the first few sessions. Our specialists will check in and review your symptoms throughout the treatment to see how the pain is progressing.
Shockwave therapy side effects are minimal and it is generally a safe treatment. However, there is a small risk of:
If you experience any of these effects, tell our practitioners, who will follow up with you. Most of the time, they're short lived and tend to go within 24 hours of each session.