Shockwave therapy (SWT), also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses high-energy sound waves to stimulate healing in damaged tissues and bones. Initially, researchers developed it for breaking up kidney stones, but it has since expanded to effectively treat various musculoskeletal conditions, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow, and shoulder pain.

At North Vancouver Shockwave Therapy, a handheld device delivers sound waves to the affected area. These sound waves generate pulses of pressure, thereby stimulating blood flow and increasing metabolic activity. Ultimately leading to the regeneration of damaged tissue. Keep in mind that the treatment usually takes several sessions, but the intensity and frequency of the shockwaves can be adjusted to suit your individual needs and level of pain.

Shockwave therapy is generally considered safe, with few side effects. During the treatment, patients may experience some discomfort, which is typically followed by mild soreness or bruising. However, it’s vital to note that shockwave therapy is not suitable for everyone. Therefore, it’s essential to consult your North Vancouver Chiropractor, Dr. Jabeen Jussa, who will evaluate your condition and medical history before recommending the treatment.

Moreover, it has successfully treated various conditions, such as:

  • Plantar fasciitis – a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the bottom of the foot.
  • Tendinitis – inflammation of a tendon, which can cause pain and stiffness.
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow – a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the elbow.
  • Shoulder tendinopathy – a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the shoulder.
  • Chronic back and hip pain
  • Patellar tendinopathy – a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the knee.
  • Bursitis – hip and shoulder
  • Heel Spurs
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Shin splints
  • Stress fractures

While shockwave therapy is generally safe and effective, there are  contraindications where the treatment may not be recommended. Some  contraindications include:

  • Pregnancy: Shockwave therapy is not recommended for pregnant women due to potential risks to the fetus.
  • Blood clotting disorders: Patients with bleeding disorders or who are taking anticoagulant medications may not be suitable for shockwave therapy.
  • Tumors: Shockwave therapy should not be used on or near areas of the body with known or suspected cancer or tumors.
  • Open wounds or infections: Shockwave therapy should not be used on areas of the body with open wounds, skin infections, or other active infections.
  • Nerve disorders: Patients with nerve disorders or neuropathy may not be suitable for shockwave therapy.
  • Pacemaker: Patients with a pacemaker or other implanted medical device may not be suitable for shockwave therapy.
  • Children: Shockwave therapy is not typically used on children, as their bones and tissues are still developing.

Therefore it is crucial to discuss any medical conditions or concerns with your doctor before undergoing shockwave therapy to determine if it is safe and appropriate for you. Feel free to contact us at North Vancouver Shockwave Therapy for any questions or to make sure you are a suitable candidate for this treatment.

Additionally, it is important to know that shockwave therapy is performed by our North Vancouver Chiropractor. For more information about Dr Jussa, click here Dr. Jabeen Jussa

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How to book an appointment:

1) Book online: Click to book your shockwave therapy session with Dr. Jussa
2) Call (604) 980-4223
3) Most conditions require 2-6 treatments, one week apart
4) Fees: Initial visit $130. Follow up (20 min) $100. Billed under chiropractic session for insurance

Shockwave therapy for elbow tendinitis