Shockwave, also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, is a well established method of treating pain and inflammation through stimulating tissue repair.
Employing high energy acoustic waves, shockwave induces new blood vessel growth and tissue regeneration, thereby treating many pain conditions.
Although introduced to Singapore for well over a decade as an option for pain relief, its use has up till recently been limited by the small number of doctors offering this option.
Treatment with earlier generation shockwave machines were also quite painful, usually requiring local anesthesia.
They were also very costly devices resulting in expensive treatments, which not many patients could afford.
Fortunately medical technology research in recent years has resulted in new devices which provide much more comfortable treatments and no longer require any local anesthesia injections.
They have also dramatically brought down treatment costs and made shockwave very affordable to patients with pain.
Shockwave therapy been clinically used to treat:
- Plantar fasciitis (foot pain)
- Achilles tendinopathy (heel pain)
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Rotator cuff tendinitis (shoulder pain)
- Myofascial trigger points (body aches and muscle pain)
- Back pain
- Neck pain
Clinical studies have demonstrated extremely high success rates, even in cases that have failed to respond to conventional approaches.
What sets this treatment apart from traditional treatments is that it treats the musculoskeletal pathology instead of just offering symptomatic relief.
Approved by the US FDA and EU CE marked, the German Shockwave technology offered at The Pain Relief Clinic is recognized by doctors around the world.
Treatment charges for Shockwave Therapy start from $150 per session for standard conditions at The Pain Relief Clinic.
If you are unsure of the cause for your aches, pain and stiffness, or if your condition has not improved despite other treatments.
Simply call us at +65 6732 2397
or leave a message below to find out whether shockwave is a suitable solution.
What To Expect When I Visit The Pain Relief Clinic
A typical visit will involve our doctor first understanding your medical history, concerns and previous experience with other pain treatments.
For patients who have consulted many people but have yet to receive a clear diagnosis, selecting an affordable imaging scan might be recommended to confirm the cause of your pain..
Some patients have already done scans with other doctors for their pain condition but are still not clearly told what they suffer from.
Dr Terence Tan is happy to offer you a second opinion and recommend how best to manage your condition.
We also see patients who already have a confirmed diagnosis from specialist pain doctors, but are "stuck” because treatment options offered are not practical or acceptable.
We can help by discussing options that you might have potentially never been told of.
A common experience is when a patient has already consulted a specialist doctor for pain management and is told to consider orthopaedic surgery which they find too aggressive.
Or they may have seen doctors for their pain and were prescribed painkillers with potential side effects which made them feel uncomfortable.
Many of our patients have also first tried complementary treatments or acupuncture with traditional Chinese pain doctors.
They look for a second opinion after finding any relief experienced from other treatments to be temporary or requiring repetitive treatments, which add up to time and cost.
Especially in such situations, we emphasize using non-invasive medical technology you likely have not been told about .
This can make a big difference to your results.