Shockwave Therapy Vs injections
Keeping you on your feet
Shockwave Therapy Vs Invasive treatments
Is Shockwave Therapy an alternative to surgical procedures?
In short YES! Shockwave Therapy stacks up highly against surgery – there is no risk of infection or complication, no down time and there is significantly reduced expense. In a recent study of plantar fasciitis patients, similar results were seen with patients who had surgery and those that had Shockwave Therapy.
Is Shockwave Therapy an alternative to steroid injections?
Steroid (glucocorticoid) injections are sometimes recommended for a number of conditions. However, with tendinopathy, the effect of cortisone injections has decreased over the past decade and could impact the tendon tissue in the long term, including cell necrosis (death). Many surgeons would refrain from injecting tendons due to the risk of rupture. Shockwave Therapy has been shown to not have the same negative side effects with tendon tissue.
In conclusion the benefits of Shockwave Therapy massively outweigh the risks. Invasive procedures are quickly becoming a thing of the past!
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