Improve Lower Limb Conditions with Shockwave Therapy

By using the latest Chattanooga Intelect 2 RPW Shockwave Therapy, our Podiatrist Ben has had great success with stubborn and chronic injuries, aiding greatly in rehabilitation, repair and recovery for the majority of lower limb musculoskeletal conditions.

What are RPW Shockwaves and how do they work?
Radial shock waves are acoustic waves introduced into the body by means of a transmitter and handpiece. These waves move through the body in outward motion from the point of contact. The point of contact will be moved throughout your treatment to cover the entire pain region. Radial shockwaves are often referred to as radial pressure waves, which is the correct definition in physical terms because it best describes how the waveform moves through the body. When introduced into the tissue, shock waves and pressure waves have effects on a cellular level that are beneficial for healing. Increased blood flow and formation of new blood vessels, create an improved environment for tissue repair. It has further been shown that application of shock waves influences the body’s pain regulating mechanisms resulting in local pain relief.

Will it work for me?

Clinical studies have shown improvement of symptoms in the following conditions:

• Myofascial trigger points – localised tender or painful areas of the foot/ankle/knee/calf regions
• Plantar Fasciitis – inflamed ligament across bottom of the foot
• Chronic Tendinopathies – swollen, painful tendons. E.g: - Achilles Tendinopthy, Patella Tendinopathy etc

What are the side effects?

Side effects could occur after a treatment with radial pressure wave therapy. The majority will appear after 1-2 days. These side effects usually abate after 5 to 10 days. Potential side effects include:
• Reddening
• Swelling
• Pain
• Heamatoma (bruising)
• Petechia (red spots)

If you would like to discuss if this treatment option is suitable for you, please arrange an appointment with our Podiatrist Ben Hodgetts.

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Email: admin@melvillewellness.com.au
Address: 75 Archibald Street, Willagee WA 6156

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