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"Accelerating Healing: The Impact of Shockwave Therapy on Tendon Injury Recovery Time"

Shockwave therapy

The recovery time for tendon injuries treated with shockwave therapy can vary based on several factors, including the severity of the injury, the specific tendon affected, the individual’s overall health, and adherence to post-treatment care protocols. Generally, here is an overview of what to expect:

  1. Initial Improvement: Some patients may begin to experience pain relief and functional improvement within a few days to a week after starting shockwave therapy. This initial improvement is often due to reduced inflammation and increased blood flow to the injured area.

  2. Ongoing Treatment: Typically, shockwave therapy involves a series of treatments, usually one session per week, over a period of 3-6 weeks. Each session lasts about 15-20 minutes.

  3. Full Recovery: Complete recovery from a tendon injury can take several weeks to a few months after completing the course of shockwave therapy. On average, most patients see significant improvement within 3-6 months. However, some chronic or severe cases may take longer to fully heal.

  4. Post-Treatment Care: Recovery time can be influenced by adherence to recommended post-treatment care, which may include rest, physical therapy, and specific exercises to strengthen the tendon and surrounding muscles.

It's important to consult with a healthcare professional for a personalised treatment plan and timeline. They can provide a more accurate estimate based on the specific details of the injury and individual patient factors.


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