Shockwave for Knee Arthritis
Knee pain is a common symptom of osteoarthritis. In addition to pain, other common symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee include stiffness and swelling. You typically find it difficult to bend or straighten your leg. You may also experience weakness in the knee, including a feeling of giving away or locking. Do you feel like you can predict when it’s going to rain or snow based on the severity of your knee pain? You’re not alone; many people who have osteoarthritis of the knee experience increased knee pain just before the weather changes.
Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage of the knee deteriorates and the smooth lining of the knee bones roughens and becomes granulated. This affects the biomechanical hinge and pivot operation of the knee joint and leads to stress on other structures that support the knee. The onset of knee arthritis, typically begins in middle or older age, but can occur earlier if you have had previous sprain and strain injuries.
Capilano Rehab Centre offers the state-of-the-art EVO-Blue Swiss Dolorcast® Radial Shockwave therapy (RSWT) system as an effective treatment option for arthritic knee pain. And it involves no needles or drugs. The radial shockwaves, which are actually micro sonic booms, act on the musculoskeletal system and sore knees through the depletion of the body’s neurotransmitters for pain and the activation of adult stem cells.
The effectiveness and safety of Radial Shockwave treatment has been demonstrated in various clinical studies according to the principles of evidence-based medicine and is becoming a treatment modality of choice for chronic pain, including but not limited to: plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, hallux limitus, hip bursitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and frozen shoulder.
Capilano Rehab Centre is a leader in the application of RSWT for chronic pain and has over a decade of experience in administering pain relief treatments. If you are suffering from arthritic pain in your knees, you may benefit from Capilano’s Radial Shockwave.
Please call Capilano today at 780-466-1104 for your complimentary screen examination. Let us help you wake up to pain free living.
Capilano Rehab Centre | Physical Therapy Capilano physical therapists have provided state-of-the-art physical therapy, sports physiotherapy, back pain, WCB, accident, whiplash and injury rehab to clients in Edmonton for over 10 years.