Trochanteric tendinopathy is hip pain often caused by inflammation and swelling of a bursa.
Pain over the outside of the hip and down the outside of the thigh which can sometime extend to the knee. It is often tender to touch and may feel warm.
Often a weakness in the gluteal muscles which leads to an excessive load and strain being placed on the tendons.
Focused Shockwave therapy helps with this condition by creating a micro trauma to the area, increasing blood circulation and cell activity. The focused shockwave treatment results in new blood vessel formation and an increase delivery of nutrients thus relieving the symptoms of pain. Along with osteopathic manual therapy of the associated areas and treatment plan you will have an outstanding chance of getting out of discomfort quickly and back to enjoying a pain free life.
WHAT ARE SHOCKWAVES?
Focused shockwaves are are generated electromagnetically through a cylindrical coil which creates opposing magnetic fields when current is applied. In the medical world, shock waves have been used since 1980 to disintegrate kidney stones, for instance. In modern pain therapy, shock wave energy is applied to the painful body regions, where it can exert its curative action.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Shock waves can accelerate the healing process in the body, they stimulate metabolism and improve blood circulation; damaged tissue can regenerate and fully hea
IS IT SAFE?
Treatment is non-invasive, quick and effective, and has been deemed a safe treatment by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (the body that determines best practice within the NHS). No anaesthetic is required, and the patient doesn’t face a lengthy rehabilitation.