Shockwave, also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, is a relatively new method of treating musculoskeletal problems in Singapore.
SSOC is one of the few private orthopaedic clinic Singapore who offers this new, advanced technology known as Extracorporeal Radial Shock Wave Therapy (RSWT). This technology reduces or eliminates many (chronic) painful conditions such as shoulder- knee- or heel pain. Radial Shockwave Therapy is fast, safe, non-invasive and very effective treatment method. Clinical studies have proven a success rate of more than 70%, even in cases that have failed to respond to conventional approaches.
The beneficial effects of shock wave therapy are often experienced after only 1 or 2 sessions. The therapy eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving the quality of life.
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Clinical studies report success rate above 75%
During Shockwave therapy, a high-intensity sound wave interacts with the tissues of the body. This leads to a cascade of beneficial effects such as neovascularisation ingrowth, reversal of chronic inflammation, stimulation of collagen and dissolution of calcium build-up. Stimulation of these biological mechanisms creates an optimal healing environment. As the injured area is returned to normal, functionality is restored and pain is relieved.
“The results far exceeded our expectations. This proven technology is fast and easy to perform and brings patients a unique option to avoid surgery.” –Jiri Nedelka, M.D.
Non-invasive solution for chronic pain in your shoulder,back, heel, knee or elbow
Shockwaves are used to treat many orthopedic conditions, including plantar fasciitis (heel spurs), patellar tendinitis (jumper’s knee), lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow) and shoulder tendinitis. Multiple studies have been conducted to assess the efficacy of shockwave therapy. Many have shown a positive response versus placebo treatment and others have shown no benefit over placebo. No studies have reported any significant side effects when utilized for orthopedic conditions. Contraindications to shockwave therapy include bleeding disorders and pregnancy
What sets this treatment apart from traditional treatments is that it treats the musculoskeletal pathology instead of just offering symptomatic relief. If performed by qualified therapists extracorporeal shock wave therapy has virtually no risks or side effects.