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Understand How Exactly Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

RPW Shockwave therapy sends high-energy radial pressure waves (RPWs) to the site of chronic pain. These acoustic waves increase blood flow, stimulate muscle repair and regeneration, and increase metabolization at the cellular level.

Shockwave therapy is a safe, effective, treatment recommended for people suffering chronic pain – even at the highest level of the sport. 

What does Shockwave Therapy involve?

During RPW professional shockwave therapy in Edmonton, you may experience a small amount of discomfort, but your response is measured by our experienced podiatrists to ensure you are not in pain. Because shockwave therapy creates an analgesic effect, you should experience immediate acute pain relief. The treatments also stimulate collagen production so you will benefit from increased mobility after 1 or 2 sessions.

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Fast treatment

Generally, we need to see you 3-6 times, about a week apart, for effective long-term pain reduction. Each session lasts around 20 minutes and most patients report a drastic pain reduction after the first treatment. Shockwave therapy is used as part of a tailored therapy pathway designed to address underlying issues in your feet.

Fast recovery

RPW Shockwave therapy starts to alleviate pain and restore mobility after the first session. At most, you will be restricted from high-impact activity for 48 hours following each session. Your podiatrist will give more tailored advice, but in general, the recovery periods following shockwave treatment are substantially shorter than surgery.