Shock Wave Therapy for Hip pain (Bursitis)
Shock Wave Therapy for Hip pain (Bursitis), also known as Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive treatment in which a device is used to pass acoustic sound waves through the skin to the affected area. This drums the issue of tightness into submission and allows healing acceleration.
Our NEW Focused device offers a more comfortable and efficient treatment for hip bursitis or trochanteric pain syndrome. Focused ESWT may be applied in one or several sessions to create trochanteric pain syndrome accelerated healing.
Frequently Asked question about shock wave therapy for Hip Pain
How Many Treatments May I Need?
The typical hip area is significant, so you may need 3-6 treatments done weekly. The average is three sessions.
Our focused shock wave unit indeed allows deeper penetration than the Radial type. The Focused type is far more comfortable, so it typically takes fewer treatments than Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy.
Typically, ESWT treatment is coupled with rehab or home exercises.
Some clients come to us having exhausted the typical physical therapy appreciation, but some have not done correct conservative management.
Typically the more exercises you have put in previously will offer to help your recovery speed with shock wave treatment for your hip.
Clients that haven't undergone any professional lead treatments (physio, rehab therapy, icing, footwear changes) may like to be given this protocol first (typically 1-2 weeks) by one of our practitioners.
Although not necessary, This rehab can be a good idea before starting shock wave treatments. As it creates a good muscle foundation and smoother therapy outcomes; however, it's not advisable if you are too sore, which may begin after shock wave treatment, i.e. once you feel better.
Are there Other Options for hip treatment?
More traditional massage and mobilisation treatment steps can be used but often take five times longer for treatments and recovery.
The option of shock wave therapy (ESWT) is not unique to our clinic but is safe and very effective.
However, we have our focused shock wave unit upgrade, which makes hip bursitis or trochanteric pain syndrome outcomes vastly better and more comfortable. If you seek pain relief for any of these hip pains or need a diagnosis, then get in touch by requesting a callback.