Most people who receive shockwave therapy for ED usually see benefits within one to three months. Initial results (in the first few weeks) can be dramatic. There is not yet enough research and long-term data to determine how long the treatment might last, if the effects of treatment could go away, or if you will need additional treatment later. The results of this treatment will continue to improve over several weeks.
Approximately 8 to 12 weeks after treatment, you can expect to experience the highest degree of results, namely the absence of chronic pain that interferes with your mobility and general well-being in your daily life. Shockwave therapy is known to have long-lasting effects. The best therapists can keep pain levels low for months, even up to a year. Depending on the severity of the injury and what you are being treated, you may feel relief after one or two treatments.
Because each person responds to treatment differently, it is impossible to predict how long after shockwave therapy sessions you will feel good. During treatment, hyperstimulation of tissues can create a temporary anesthetic effect that makes you feel good immediately after the session. For some people, this anesthesia-like sensation lasts for hours. For others, it can last for days.
It usually takes about 16 weeks after treatment to experience the full benefits of shockwave therapy. Shockwave treatment has a cumulative effect on injured tissue. Research shows patients should have a minimum of three treatment sessions over a three-week period. It is not unusual for more than three sessions to be required, but this is decided on a needs-based basis based on your response to treatment.
Firstly, shock waves act to desensitize nerve endings, often resulting in immediate pain reduction. Shockwave therapy is commonly used for problems related to connective tissues, such as ligaments and tendons. The national institute of health and Clinical Excellence, or NICE, which provides guidance, advice and information to health professionals, approves the use of shock wave therapy to relieve musculoskeletal pain in clinical and hospital settings in the UK. The shockwave therapy machine is used in addition to the treatment plan, for those patients who want immediate pain relief and reduced recovery time.
What is shock wave therapy? What are its benefits? And most importantly, how long does it take for patients to see its effects? Shockwave therapy is a safe and effective treatment if administered in a professional setting, but there are circumstances in which it is not recommended. Shockwave therapy is generally recommended for patients who do not respond well to medications or who do not want more invasive treatments. Those who use shock wave therapy during their rehabilitation or when faced with pain also avoid serious problems in the long term. King Edward VII Hospital offers shock wave therapy and here, Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Mr.
Lloyd Williams, explains how treatment works, what conditions it can be effective for and who might be appropriate. As the shockwave therapy machine is used and the probe moves around the heel, there is an awareness of pressure and vibration around the affected area. Shockwave therapy is an innovative therapy that can target specific pain in bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment, but you may feel a little pain or discomfort in the treatment area during the procedure.