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01-03-2012 02:48 PM CET | Health & Medicine

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Thousands Find Pain Relief with New Procedure

12/31/2011 Edmonton, Alberta : Many people who have resigned themselves to a life of pain now have reason to hope. The Shockwave Institute (Shockwave Edmonton) utilizes a new, cutting-edge treatment called Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), a safe and effective treatment for a plethora of painful conditions. ESWT is used to treat conditions such as shin splint, Achilles' heel, tennis/golfer's elbow, back pain, hip pain, pain under the knee cap, heel spur, painful restriction of shoulder movement and other musculoskeletal conditions.

The effect of sonic waves on living tissue was first discovered in World War 2, when it was noticed that shockwaves created by depth changes resulted in internal injury. This discovery created much interest into the mechanism by which this happened. A shock wave used for treating pain is a "controlled explosion" that creates a sonic pulse. The explosion produces acoustic waves that accelerate metabolic activity around the affected area, promoting and accelerating healing. The use of shockwave therapy to treat pain is a much-studied topic. The results are encouraging and the research continues.

The Shockwave Institute uses high-pressure acoustic waves to dissolve pain-causing calcium deposits — a new, cutting edge application of the old technique of lithotripsy, which has been used for years to dissolve kidney stones. The strong pulse exerts pressure and tension on the affected tissue. In addition to dissolving calcium deposits, the application of acoustic waves increases cell membrane permeability and circulation, which reduces pain. The process stimulates healing and new bone growth. For those deemed likely to benefit from ESWT, there is a 80-85% chance that this treatment will improve painful conditions.

During treatment, a technician applies ultrasonic transmission gel to the target area. The slender hand piece, called a "probe," is then placed over the affected area. Shockwaves are delivered over a period of 5-15 minutes, with the technician continuously repositioning the probe based on the feedback from the patient.

ESWT is fast, effective, non-surgical and non-invasive. It eliminates several conditions causing chronic pain, for which treatment has traditionally been limited. The procedure is also relatively inexpensive. There are essentially no significant negative side effects. The Shockwave Institute plans each patient's treatment individually, but most require three separate visits that are 7-14 days apart. Some patients report immediate pain relief, but it usually takes 6-8 weeks to experience the full result of the treatment.

About the Shockwave Institute

The Shockwave Institute is the largest, most experienced provider of ESWT in Canada. The Institute works closely with other professionals such as leading medical doctors, foot specialists and other medical and healthcare professionals. This collaboration results in the best possible treatment for the patient. Visit the Shockwave Institute at
Shockwave therapy is a promising new procedure for the treatment of chronic painful conditions. It is a cutting-edge take on old knowledge — the knowledge that shock waves affect living tissue. Thousands of patients have reported relief from debilitating pain, and the research continues at an accelerated pace. Some forms of chronic pain may soon be a thing of the past.

Contact Information:
The Shockwave Institute
Head Office
2393-111 St.
Edmonton, AB

The Shockwave Institute offers new and advanced Extracorporeal Radial Shock Wave Therapy which is fast, safe, non-invasive and effective to cure several problems related to hip, musculoskeletal, chronic tendons and ligaments sprains, back pain, upper leg and many more. The institute works with the best medical and health professionals in town to provide the patients much needed quality care. The shock therapy at is reliable and cost effective.

The Shockwave Institute , Head Office , 2393-111 St.

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