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Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

I didn’t know anything about Shockwave Therapy until I came to Kinetic Edge. Here I found out that this alternative treatment is able to cure a lot of health conditions such as plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff injuries, shin splints, frozen shoulder syndrome and more. There are lots of people who suffer from these conditions, and I’m quite sad that they have no idea that Shockwave Therapy can turn out to be miraculous for them. That’s why I chose to share my story with you.

What happened to me

My worst problem that has been tormenting me for about two years now was the fact that I was not able to sleep on my shoulder because of the chronic pain. This horrible pain kept me from boxing which is my hobby, and it also made working at my desk an agonizing thing. During these two years I received tons of pain medication, cortisone shots and I also considered surgery. I really tried everything I could find, and I was still helpless. I reached the end of the line regarding my shoulder and after trying everything I was desperate. Not to mention that I also spent a fortune on all kinds of treatments that apparently failed to work.

Everything changed when I called Kinetic Edge, an Ottawa sports physiotherapy clinic and made an appointment, at a friend’s recommendation.

Finally Jumping

I came just the next day at the clinic after making my Shockwave appointment. Dr. Joanna Taylor was extremely serious, and she listened to my concerns and fears with high attention. I previously visited a ton of doctors and countless physical therapy places, so this was not the first time I was talking about my health issues and the pain that was killing me. The last thing I needed was another 20 exercises that were recommended for home. Fortunately, my doctor understood that completely and she was quite optimistic about being able to help me. After the first treatment of Shockwave, I felt amazing. The therapy creates pressure waves that penetrate the tissue and reduce pain by inhibiting the transmission of pain signals. Shockwave is also able to increase cell metabolism, and it promotes the release of pain that results in accelerated tissue healing.

I must admit that it was not a very comfortable treatment, but considering the massive pain from my shoulder, this was expected. The doctor told me that the therapy is usually well tolerated and the area would feel better after about 24 to 48 hours. And this is exactly what had happened and the soreness dissipated.

Did I like my experience?

After only three treatments I can sleep on my shoulder again, and I was also able to pick up boxing which made me extremely happy. If you suffer from chronic pain anywhere in your body, I totally recommend that you try Shockwave Therapy because it’s miraculous and you will probably only believe this when you try it for yourself. The acoustic energy that is created by Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment with long-term benefits. After the initial appointment, each of the follow-up visit lasts for about 15 minutes, and it’s recommended that you visit your doctor for about three to five treatments. Dr. Joanna Taylor is the clinic owner of Kinetic Edge, and she specializes in treating various chronic conditions, including Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles tendinosis, rotator cuff injuries, disc herniations and sciatic nerve pain as well as chronic neck pain, headaches and more.