What is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a new treatment method that we have available at our clinic. It is a non-invasive, non-electrical treatment that uses high energy soundwave pulses applied with a hand-held probe directly onto a painful muscle or injury via a gel medium.
This method of treating muscular pain and injuries stem from the concept of the non-invasive treatment that also used acoustic waves to break down kidney stones and gallstones. This treatment method has proven successful in quite a number of different scientific applications as well pertaining to treating chronic pain.
At Pain Away, we utilize Shockwave Therapy along with our traditional physical therapy treatment to help patients recover from chronic conditions from lingering injuries, or to help get rid of pain stemming from common conditions such as office syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and incorrect posture. Shockwave Therapy can also be an entire treatment of itself – its purpose to minimize pain as much as possible. A lot of our patients report their pain is greatly reduced and their mobility improved after just one treatment.
Common issues that Shockwave Therapy helps with
In the couple of years that we have been using ShockWave Therapy in conjunction to Physical Therapy, we hear from our patients that it has been very positive at treating a number of conditions:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Office Syndrome
- Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Shin Pain
- Achilles Tendoninitis
- Hip Pain
- Heel Pain
Shockwave Therapy is also a highly effective treatment for chronic soft tissue injuries and certain bone conditions. It additionally increases blood circulation to the target area and helps break down fibrous scar tissues that usually build up over time with injuries. Furthermore, the acoustic waves from shockwave therapy help stimulate cell regeneration and a rapid reduction of pain.
Is Shockwave Therapy Painful?
While you might be initially alarmed to hear that Shockwave Therapy is also used in other medical applications such as breaking down kidney stones, the machines and equipment we use are considerably more mild. Our equipment uses a much lower energy than in other medical applications and such does not cause any pain at all whatsoever.
What Does Shockwave Therapy Cost?
While Shockwave Therapy can vary wildly in costs, our patients are often quoted around 5000 THB per session in large clinics and hospitals. This is usually over the coverage limit offered by most medical insurances for an out-patient visit, meaning it is only usually covered in the case of an accident.
At our clinic though, you’ll be satisfied to hear that Shockwave Therapy only costs 1000 THB per session, and most insurance providers are able to have 100% coverage for our entire session (including consultation, physical therapy, etc).
Shockwave Therapy in Bangkok
Receiving a Shockwave Therapy Treatment in Bangkok is as simple as picking up the phone and making an appointment. If you are trying to recover from a recent injury or are experiencing chronic pain from a pre-existing condition listed above, getting treated is guaranteed to help ease your pain and get you started on the right path to recovery. And why not do it with the best in the business?
Pain Away Clinic is amongst Thailand’s leading pain relief clinics. Patients come to get treatment for all types of pain every day, and all of them leave feeling much better when they came in. You can read some of their stories here. We are more than happy to give you a quick consultation if you’ve got any questions or are simply looking to get a professional opinion.