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Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) has demonstrated significant effects on modifying cartilage and subchondral bone alterations in osteoarthritis (OA) progression. It effectively improves chronic pain and enhances joint mobility. We recommend integrating EMS Dolorclast® shockwave therapy with traditional osteopathic management techniques in addressing knee treatment outcomes OA for optimal. Experience the combined benefits and achieve better results in managing your condition.

Ease arthritic pain and improve movement: See if Shockwave Therapy can help you

Personalised management just for you. Through the use of diet, exercise and other non-operative treatments for osteoarthritis, you can stay active or get back to being active again. We guide our patients through a programme designed specifically for them by one of our experienced osteopaths, whose aim is to improve your quality of life.

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By combining shockwave therapy with exercise rehabilitation to help reduce pain. Shockwave therapy is clinically proven to stimulate metabolic reactions, which reduce pain felt by nerve fibres.

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Exercise prescription

Exercise can assist with weight loss, muscle strength maintenance, and the mobility of arthritic joints. Non-weight-bearing exercises such as swimming are recommended.

Weight management Knee OA

Weight management

Maintaining a healthy body weight will reduce stress on weight-bearing joints like hips and knees. A weight loss of 10% can reduce pain by more than half.

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What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis (OA), the most prevalent degenerative joint disease, is characterised by chronic pain and restricted joint movement. This long-term condition gradually deteriorates soft tissues in specific joints. The primary objective of treatment is to alleviate pain and improve functionality through lifestyle modifications involving diet and exercise, as well as physical and occupational therapies. Medication and, in certain cases, surgical intervention may also be considered. Approximately one in ten adults in New Zealand is affected by this condition. In cases of knee OA, pain can stem from various sources, including mechanical strain, tissue degeneration, inflammation, and oedema.

How can Shockwave Therapy help Osteoarthritis?

Radial Shockwave Therapy effectively reduces pain and inflammation with no side effects. Radial shock wave therapy is a specific type of extracorporeal shockwave therapy that uses radial shockwaves to treat musculoskeletal disorders. It is a minimally invasive treatment option that is particularly effective for knee osteoarthritis, as it can help reduce pain, improve mobility, and promote healing. Shockwave Therapy delivers radial shock waves to the affected area, stimulating the body's natural healing processes, enhancing blood flow, and reducing inflammation. This type of shock wave therapy is a well-studied and widely used treatment modality, supported by numerous clinical studies and a growing body of evidence demonstrating its efficacy and safety in treating various musculoskeletal conditions.

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