Shockwave and Knee Pain

For two arduous years, Sarah, a healthy and active 27-year-old, suffered from right knee pain. This caused her to miss out on some of the activities she loved to do – hiking and jogging. Sarah’s pain continued to worsen and led to compensation pains in her lower back. This prompted Sarah to see a sports medicine doctor who recommended her to see Patrick at PainPRO City Square for Shockwave Therapy. Sarah preserved through some mild discomfort as she completed her daily physiotherapy exercises. After only 3 sessions of Shockwave Therapy and personalized rehabilitation exercises, Sarah reported being pain-free with her hiking, jogging, and even running up and down hills. She was so pleased with the efficient and effective treatment that she also referred her family and friends to Patrick for similar aches and pains.

Below is a review she left us in regards to her knee pain and recovery:

“I originally heard about Pain Pro from my sports doctor who recommended the shock wave therapy to break up a calcium deposit in my knee. For ~2 years I was unable to hike, jog, or walk downhill as my knee became so aggravated. Compensation for my knee eventually led to lower back problems. I saw Patrick for three sessions of shockwave and physiotherapy. My previous physiotherapists were not person-centred and would just put me in the gym. Patrick is unique. He was very professional, thorough, and attentive to my needs. I can now run, jog, and walk downhill with no pain. Would HIGHLY recommend him and would definitely go back in the future!”

Recover Faster with Shockwave Therapy 

Recent studies have shown Radial Shockwave Therapy to be one of the most effective, safe, and non-invasive techniques for many muscle/tendon injuries (in combination with a personalized rehab exercise program). Pain levels, range of motion, and strength are often improved after treatment sessions.

What is shockwave? 

High-energy sound waves (not electricity) are used to penetrate tissues to accelerate the healing process in the body. These energy pulses enhance blood flow circulation and stimulate natural pain-killer cells in the body responsible for tissue healing.

Who is shockwave for? 🤕

Myofascial trigger points (tight muscles), Tendinitis (Achilles, Patellar, Hamstring, Rotator Cuff, Tennis/Golf Elbow), Plantar Fasciitis, Calcified Tendons, and many other conditions.

Does it hurt? 🙄

A vibrating “thumping” sensation is felt with mild to moderate discomfort only lasting during the Shockwave application, after which symptoms settle down. Side effects may include soreness and bruising in rare cases.

How many sessions are needed?

Improvements are usually immediate but as per Shockwave Canada’s guidelines, 3-5 weekly sessions are recommended for optimal results with each application lasting only roughly 2-3 minutes long.

Who can’t use shockwave? 

Unfortunately, we do not do shockwave on patients with pacemakers, history of cancers, and those who are pregnant.

Where can I get shockwave?

Any of painPRO’s Physiotherapists or Chiropractors could administer shockwave therapy treatment.

Who wrote this and can I get shockwave from them?

Patrick Chiu MPT, BKIN, IMS – Click to Book!

Where is the evidence?

Numerous studies are listed on the website below:

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