What is Shockwave Therapy
The specific term is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), but it’s commonly referred to as shockwave. It was developed in the 1980’s – and over time has been heavily researched in animals and humans to be a mainstay in the modern treatment of various conditions. WHAT IS A SHOCKWAVE? Shockwaves are sound waves, which have physical…Read More
Shockwave for Bone Spurs
Bone spurs can be painful outgrowths of bone, which may associate with plantar fasciitis. If you suffer from bone spurs, shockwave therapy may be helpful for you! What are Bone Spurs? Bone spurs are smooth, bony growths that form over a long period of time. It’s believed about 1 in 10 people have bone spurs,…Read More
Shockwave for Chronic Tennis Elbow
What is Tennis Elbow? The formal term is Lateral epicondylitis, it’s known as tennis elbow simply because it is common in tennis players. It usually affects people aged 30-60. Although it’s called tennis elbow, it isn’t only influenced by physical strains. Lateral epicondylitis is partly related to hereditary, chemical, vascular and hormonal factors, as well…Read More
Shockwave for Achilles Tendonitis
Achilles tendinopathy is a very common condition and may become chronic in some patients. Shockwave therapy is a cutting-edge treatment technique which may do the trick for you! What is The Achilles Tendon? The Achilles tendon is a thick, fibrous tissue that connects the calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) to the heel bone (calcaneus). The…Read More
Shockwave is Effective for Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. It’s often seen in middle aged and elderly people, and associated with pain, difficulty in walking and performing activities of daily living. Shockwave Therapy is a specialized form of treatment which shows promise in the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis. What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is…Read More
At Absolute Health we can help manage your plantar fasciitis through various techniques, including physiotherapy, massage, chiro, naturopathy and acupuncture. What is Plantar Fascia? The plantar fascia is connective tissue which originates at the calcaneus (your heel) and extends towards your toes. The plantar fascia is at the bottom of your foot. The plantar Fascia…Read More
What is Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy?
WHAT IS ROTATOR CUFF TENDINITIS? Your rotator cuff is a group of 4 muscles that act to stabilize the shoulder joint. The 4 rotator cuff muscles are: Supraspinatus Infraspinatus Teres Minor Subscapularis With rotator cuff tendinitis, one (or multiple) of the rotator cuff tendons gets inflamed. Repetitive strain, overhead movements, and increased stress on the…Read More
What is Achilles Tendinitis?
WHAT IS ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY? Did you know that the Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body? With Achilles Tendinitis, the Achilles tendon, also known as the common plantar flexor tendon, gets inflamed and irritated. Overloading the tissues, repetitive strain, and increased stress on the structures leads to pain. You might hear…Read More
What is Jumper’s Knee (Patellar Tendinitis)?
WHAT IS JUMPER’S KNEE? With jumper’s knee (patellar tendinitis), the quadriceps tendon/ligament structure gets inflamed and irritated. Overloading the tissues, repetitive strain, and increased stress on the structures leads to pain. It is more common in younger, athletic populations, especially in sports that involve a lot of jumping and explosive movements. HOW DO I KNOW…Read More
What is Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)?
WHAT IS GOLFER’S ELBOW? Golfer’s elbow is the common term for medial epicondylitis. It is not as common as lateral epicondylitis. With medial epicondylitis, the common flexor tendon of muscles – responsible for movements of the forearm, wrist, and fingers – gets inflamed and irritated. Overloading the tendons, repetitive strain, and increased stress on the structures…Read More