Using soundwave to treat painful arthritis
Sometimes called wear and tear arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis. When the smooth cushion between bones (cartilage) breaks down, joints can get painful, swollen and hard to move. OA can affect any joint, but it occurs most often in hands, knees, hips, lower back and neck. OA can happen at any age, but it commonly starts in the 50s and affects women more than men. This disease begins gradually and worsens over time. But there are ways to manage OA to prevent or minimise pain and keep mobile.
Some of the common risk factors for developing OA include age, previous injury to the joint, family history of arthritis and obesity. Whilst there is no cure for osteoarthritis, there are many treatments that can prevent and minimise the pain allowing you to continue an active lifestyle.
Some of the initial management strategies include exercise, weight loss & medications such as anti-inflammatories and Panadol osteo.
Swiss DolorClast® shockwave therapy is a non-invasive novel treatment which uses pressure waves applied through the skin to treat the pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis.
How Swiss DolorClast® works
- Decreases nerve inflammation and pain.
- An increase in growth factors and blood flow
- Scar tissue and calcification are broken down.yle.
When the standard treatments like exercise and weight loss fail to reduce the pain associated with osteoarthritis, Swiss DolorClast® is a simple office treatment that can provide lasting relief from OA. There are no needles, and the treatment is a walk-in walk out with no impact on activity or lifestyle.
If you are suffering from osteoarthritis and would like to find out if Swiss DolorClast® could help you regain a pain-free active lifestyle, please get in touch to find out more.
Mr James Ferrie
B. Pod. (La Trobe); Mem. A. Pod. A
Principal Practitioner / Founder of My Sports Podiatrist