Shockwave Therapy Singapore
Introducing Shockwave Therapy
Clinically proven, non invasive treatment
How does it work?
The shockwaves are generated by a projectile that is fired at speed inside a hand-held applicator. When the applicator is placed on the surface of the skin with a coupling medium such as ultrasound gel, the impulses are delivered as a shockwave that penetrates the affected area as an aspherical “radial” wave.
Here are some common condition suitable for ESWT?
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Frozen Shoulder
- Plantar Fasciosis (strained arch)
- Heel Spurs
- Tennis Elbow
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Jumpers Knee
- Trochanteric Tendonitis
Effects of ESWT
- Treatment produces an inflammatory response, increasing metabolic activity around the site of pain. This stimulates and accelerates the healing process.
- Shockwave breaks down scar tissue and possibly calcification.
- Transmission of pain is blocked.
About Rapid Physiocare
Rapid Physiocare is a prominent physiotherapy clinic in Singapore providing effective specialist physiotherapy service. Our therapists are all highly trained and qualified professionals with extensive experience in treating a multitude of conditions. We aim to improve the quality of lives of as many people as possible by empowering them and helping them realise their potential. For many years we have been delivering the best clinical service to our clients with excellent outcomes, which makes us the most trusted choice for physicians, families and health professionals. Rapid Physiocare clinics are strategically and conveniently located with in the central business district (CBD) so help is always within your reach.
What should I do if I am in pain after the treatment?
The shockwave will trigger an inflammatory response, which is the body’s natural process of healing. For this reason, avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications or applying ice packs. The pain should subside within 24 hours. Use Tylenol if necessary, provided you have no allergy reactions with this medication.
What if it feels good after the treatment?
You are still recommended to decrease strenuous activities for 48 hours following the treatment.
What is the success rate of ESWT?
A successful treatment is considered as a patient having at least 75% reduction in pain within 3 months. Worldwide, success rates are between 80-90%.