Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) For Tendinitis

What Is RSWT (Shockwave Therapy) ?

Radial shockwave therapy machine

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Radial shockwave therapy (RSWT) is a method for the treatment of superficial orthopedic disorders developed over the past 20 years.

The original application of focused shockwaves was for shattering kidney stones (focused shockwave). The technology has now developed into an alternative method of treatment for superficial orthopedic problems with virtually identical efficiency.

A projectile accelerated in the handpiece generates a mechanical pressure wave. The wave is transferred to the human body by an applicator head, which radiates out in the tissue. The mechanical energy is absorbed by the tissue. Absorption decreases as the distance from the application site increases. The mechanical stress triggers reactions in the tissue. This results in a positive influence on a wide range of orthopedic and neurological conditions.

What Do We Use It For ?

We use RSWT Radial shockwave therapy to treat a variety of orthopaedic and sports injuries. Each session takes about 15 minutes and acute conditions usually require around 5-6 sessions (once weekly) while chronic conditions usually require 8 or more sessions.

These conditions include:

  1. Acute and chronic tendon problems such as Achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis), patella tendonits, quadriceps tendonitis, iliotibial band syndrome (ITB)
Radial shockwave therapy for tendonities
  1. Plantar fasciitis causing heel pain
RSWT for heel pain
  1. Neck and back pain with the RSWT ( Radio shockwave therapy) being used for trigger point releases
RSWT for neck and back pain
FIND US AT

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
3 Mount Elizabeth #04-07
Singapore 228510
+65 6737 0558 (Office hours)
+65 9727 8528 (After office hours)
+65 6737 0680 (Back & Nerve, Scoliosis Office Hours)
+65 9771 8964 (Back & Nerve, Scoliosis After Office Hours)

Parkway East Medical Centre
319 Joo Chiat Place #03-05
Singapore 427989
+65 6247 7958 (Office hours)
+65 9125 8585 (After office hours)

Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road #04-26
Singapore 329563
+65 6734 0378 (Office hours)
+65 9088 3029 (After office hours)
GET IN TOUCH

DR KEVIN LEE
(Mount Elizabeth & Mount Elizabeth Novena)

Hip & Knee Replacements, Sports Injuries, Cartilage Repair
+65 6737 0558 (Office hours)
+65 9727 8528 (After office hours)

DR HEE HWAN TAK
(Mount Elizabeth)

Spine, Scoliosis, Neck & Nerve Problems
+65 6737 0680 (Office hours)
+65 9771 8964 (After office hours)

DR ANDY WEE
(Parkway East, Mount Elizabeth, Mount Elizabeth Novena)

Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Injuries, Arthroscopic Surgery Of The Hip & Knee
+65 6247 7958 (Office hours)
+65 9125 8585 (After office hours)

DR VICTOR SEAH
(Mount Elizabeth Novena & Parkway East)

Foot & Ankle, Trauma & Fractures
+65 6734 0378 (Office hours)
+65 9088 3029 (After office hours)

DR TAY GUAN TZU
(MOUNT ELIZABETH NOVENA)

PAEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS, FOOT & ANKLE, MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY, DEFORMITY CORRECTION WITH FRAMES
+65 6734 0378 (Office hours)
+65 8699 8811 (After office hours)
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