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How Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Can Help Bones And Muscles?

Dr. Radhakrishnan Paulraj 87% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Chennai
How Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Can Help Bones And Muscles?

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a highly effective and innovative treatment option in a variety of fields, from urology to cosmetology as well as orthopedics. This is a non-invasive method that employs high-energy shockwaves to bring about the healing of the affected tissues. It has been found to provide good results for recalcitrant orthopaedic problems like frozen shoulder to certain chronic degenerative or tendon conditions such as Achilles tendinitis (injury of the Achilles' tendon due to overuse) and plantar fasciitis in the heel pain.

How does it work?

The procedure is basically an outpatient or day care job. It involves an application of a non-invasive probe to the affected tissue. This is followed by the external generation of shockwaves focused on the target area. The shockwaves cause a force to be created that brings about healing. Although it's still not clear as to why this kind of therapy works, the dominant understanding is that shockwaves render an improvement in the flow of blood so as to promote the body to fix and heal itself.

Depending on individual cases, high or low energy waves may be employed. While pain may occur during the transmission of high energy waves and would require short general anaesthesia, low-energy ESWT is carried out without anesthesia.

What problems can this form of therapy effectively tackle?

ESWT can be used to treat a number of musculoskeletal disorders. From plantar fasciitis (heel pain), tennis elbow, shoulder rotator cuff, degenerated tendons (Achilles' tendon) to hip and knee pain, the therapy has been found to reduce pain as well as accelerate healing in individuals.

Complications are very rare, with this therapy. Individuals who suffer from hypersensitivity or poor sensation in the affected area are usually not recommended this procedure. Even individuals with heart conditions, seizures and open sores need to consult a doctor before going forward with the therapy.

The therapy has also been found to be very effective in bone healing as well as treatment of bone necrosis (a disease that occurs due to permanent or temporary loss of blood flow to the bones). Additionally in place of surgery, ESWT may also be a valuable option for non-healing fractures.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Know More About Common Orthopedic Disorders In Children!

Dr. Radhakrishnan Paulraj 87% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Chennai
Know More About Common Orthopedic Disorders In Children!

Sometimes children suffer from conditions where their feet may not be in proper shape or size, something that can affect their posture. Most of the times the disorders get corrected themselves as children grow up, but there can be situations where medical attention is required. These conditions can be normal variations in the anatomy as well which don't essentially require treatment. Some of the common orthopedic disorders found in children include:

  1. Flatfeet: While most babies are born with flat feet which develop arches as they grow, in some case the arches remain underdeveloped even after they grow older. Their feet may turn inwards while they walk due to their flat nature. There is no inherent problem in this condition unless it becomes painful. Doctors may recommend special footwear with arches inserted for support to reduce the pain.
  2. Toe Walking: Toe walking is not a disorder while your child is just learning to walk. Toddlers who continue to walk on their toes after the age of 3 may require medical attention. Toe walking on one leg or persistent toe walking can be due to other medical conditions like muscle weakness, cerebral palsy or autism. It is advisable to take your child to a therapist for casting the foot and ankle which can help stretch the muscles.
  3. Pigeon Toes: In toeing or pigeon toeing is common among babies when they are first learning to walk. Sometimes children above 3 years walk with their toes inwards which can be due to femoral anteversion. This happens when upper part of the leg bends more than it naturally should, causing inward rotation of the feet. Specially designed shoes and braces can help to correct this condition. Usually, the condition corrects on its own with age and does not interfere with sport activities which involve running.
  4. Knock-Knees: It is a common tendency among children aged between 3 and 6 to develop knock-knees (genu valgum), since their bodies go through natural shift in alignment. Usually, treatment is not required as the legs straighten out eventually. Knock knees on one side or persistent knock knees may require medical attention. Children with this disorder may suffer from pain hence in some cases surgery is recommended after the age of 10.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I have changed treatments and doctors in the past 4-5 months in homeopathy and unani. Because of unsurety and confusion. Does it have a bad effect on mu system. I have sleep difficulties, Anxiety and chronic muscle pain problem. Should I stop all medicines for sometime before starting any new treatment. Is classical homeopathy good or regular one? Please I need guidance from a homeopath. Thanks.

Dr. Hemesh Thakur 89% (626 ratings)
CCH, BHMS
Homeopath,
I have changed treatments and doctors in the past 4-5 months in homeopathy and unani. Because of unsurety and confusi...
Hello lybrate-user, sorry to hear that you are not getting relief from Homeopathy. First of all get the history of prescriptions from your doctor, if possible. Then you may see classical Homeopathic physician for getting complete case history of your problems & start treatment based on your constitution ie. Emotional, mental, physical ailments all together to select appropriate medicines. Thanks Any other queries, feel free to be in touch.
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I am having muscular pain since I have started going to gym 2 days back. Feel so lazy and have very much pain.

Dr. Vishwas Virmani 94% (16477 ratings)
MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am having muscular pain since I have started going to gym 2 days back. Feel so lazy and have very much pain.
•Downward dog yoga stretch •Get down on all fours with your hands under your shoulders on the floor. Walk your hands forward slightly on the floor. Spread your fingers apart to allow for a broad base of support. Push your hips up toward the ceiling and tighten your abdominal muscles. Keep your heels on the ground and gently try and straighten your knees. Repeat 10 times a twice a day.
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I experience frequent noises from various body joints. I feel no pain. The noises make me feel low. Can yoga asanas make these noises better?

Dr. Ruma Dey 92% (69 ratings)
MD- Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Guwahati
I experience frequent noises from various body joints. I feel no pain. The noises make me feel low. Can yoga asanas m...
Thank you for your query. * I would suggest you to start taking ghee regularly if you are not taking it. * Also try to avoid junk and dried food frequently. * Body massage with oil will help. * Yogasana will surely help along with proper diet. Mere asana without proper diet might aggravate the condition. *Asananas like bhujanga, manduka, savasana will surely help. For any further informations please feel free to contact. Thank you and take care.
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Sir mujhe guda (muscle) me jalan ho rahi hai bahut problem ho rhi hai jo bardasht ke bahar hai.

Dr. Devang Patel 90% (66 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), M.D (Ayu)
Ayurveda,
It may be due to Teekha, khatta, Salty Khana also Improper use of Mirchi, Masala, oils etc. Ayurveda can help you in this, you have to avoid above mentioned food and take good sleep and some medicines like Avipattikar Churna which is cool- Thanda in nature will help you.
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Hi I am 22 years old I have a problem of bones and muscles pain especially on the lower side during my first visit to local doctor who is md in heart related issue Done my ecg when I had unusual chest pain during movements of hand and checked all blood reports which came normal then too after coming back from classes at home I used to take hot water massage then I feel relaxed but then again it started to take some pain during moments tendon pains were there mostly in rib cage lower back back of chest shoulders and little in abdomen this phase took around 1 month after that my doctor told m to do vitamin d and thyroid test so I came to know that my vitamin d is 7.7 ng/ml which is deficient so I took medicine for 20 days but still I had some pain which goes from ribcage to abdomen I am still confused about bones and muscle pain 1 week prior I started coughing but not continuously I had my sleep very well during this phase besides I have lifted whole cylinder which was field before paining do I need to worry now about my health I have consulted orthopaedic Dr. And he had given me medication now I am relaxed.

Dr. Shashidhar 91% (4532 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Hi I am 22 years old I have a problem of bones and muscles pain especially on the lower side during my first visit to...
Do not worry, but do take good care of your health. So adapt a healthy lifestyle and follow the discipline every day. Start exercising everyday for atleast 30 mins and later increase the pace. And duration. Add Yoga (include pranayam also) which can bring balance and focus in your Life. Later you can try Homeopathy which is safe and effective without any side-effects. You can contact me if you are interested.
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My thighs pain a lot after yesterday's workout session as I hit the gym after a long time. The pain is unbearable now. Please advise a painkiller for some relief.

Dr. Sapna Diwaker 92% (49 ratings)
MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Dehradun
My thighs pain a lot after yesterday's workout session as I hit the gym after a long time. The pain is unbearable now...
Hi. There is soreness due to damage in the muscles. Use ice pack for 5 to 7 mins to the affected area. You should start exercises gradually if you are taking a break. Avoid heavy weight lifting for few days. TC.
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My delivery was on 13 th august. I have leg muscle pain in my pregnancy period. Which is still having in my legs. How can reduce it?

Dr. (Mrs.) Saroj Das 90% (5605 ratings)
D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
My delivery was on 13 th august. I have leg muscle pain in my pregnancy period. Which is still having in my legs. How...
You should take acupressure treatment and take biochemic mag phos 200x + kali phos 200x 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days and inform me private online.
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