Kept awake by nagging neck pain? There are a number of ailments where treatment is needed when pain killers and over-the-counter medication doesn’t seem to help. Yet, with many treatment options in Singapore such as Non-surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy and chiropractic care, it can be hard deciding on a treatment for your condition to ease the ache. In this article, we introduce you to the science behind Radial Shockwave Therapy and how Equilibrio Chiropractic can help.

 What is Radial Shockwave Therapy?

While it is common to overlook and endure some of the most persistent aches through our fast-paced Singapore lifestyle, what if it becomes too painful to bear? Before it gets to that stage, radial shockwave therapy can facilitate recovery by sending high energy acoustic waves to the affected areas to promote blood flow to the areas. As it helps with the reabsorption of the calcium deposits at the pain site, this treatment can support your body’s self-healing mechanisms and reduce the pain. Besides neck and back pain, here are some other musculoskeletal conditions that radial shockwave therapy can help with:

What can Radial Shockwave Therapy help with?

1. Tennis and golfer’s elbows

For starters, did you know that overworking your body during a workout is a common cause of many ailments? The repeated force from strenuous activities like playing tennis or hammering can strain your muscles – which is the case for tennis elbows. A common overuse injury as a result of repetitive motion involving the forearm muscles, your dominant arm is more likely to be affected and you may feel pain when extending or straightening your elbow.

While tennis elbows affect the tendons on the outer part of the elbow, golfer’s elbows occur on the inside. Keep in mind that these ailments are not limited to tennis and golf players. Even those who paint for long hours in one sitting are prone to these symptoms. To help decrease inflammation, it is important to prioritise recovery and avoid the activity to let your muscles heal.

2. Achilles tendinitis

Besides tennis and golfer’s elbows, Achilles tendinitis is another sports-related injury that affects many athletes, especially runners. Your tendon can only stretch so far before it makes you prone to Achilles tendinitis. As a result, you may experience pain in your calf muscles near the heel area, which may worsen throughout the day. Other causes of Achilles tendinitis can include not warming up before exercise, increasing the intensity of a workout regimen and walking in high heels for long hours. Even wearing improper or poorly fitted footwear can add pressure to your heel and tendon. Like tennis and golf elbows, the same applies to Achilles tendinitis when it comes to the importance of rest.

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3. Plantar fasciitis

Another common cause of heel pain is Plantar fasciitis, which can make walking an uncomfortable experience for you. When there is too much pressure on your feet from excessive walking or running, it increases the possibility of the plantar fascia tissue becoming inflamed. The intensity of the pain varies but it generally affects the bottom of the heel. As the plantar fascia plays a part in supporting the arch of your foot, you may feel pain when you first start moving about in the morning or getting up after sitting for an extended period of time. What makes Plantar fasciitis different from Achilles tendinitis is, the pain for Plantar fasciitis usually gets better with activity.

If you are unsure whether you are experiencing symptoms of Achilles tendinitis or Plantar fasciitis, your chiropractor will analyse your situation and advise if Radial Shockwave Therapy is suitable to treat your heel pain.

4. Frozen shoulders

Apart from our elbows and heels, one part of our body that’s increasingly vulnerable to trauma is our shoulders. As our shoulder joints allow more mobility than the other parts of the body, this makes everyone at risk of some kind of shoulder pain. If you are experiencing frozen stiffness and pain in the shoulder joints, this is usually a sign of frozen shoulders, also known as adhesive capsulitis. Due to the stiffness, it can reduce your range of movement. You may have trouble lifting your arms to reach overhead, experiencing aching pain doing these simple everyday activities. For more shoulder joint-related injuries, check out this video.

Find Out More about Radial Shockwave Therapy

The above sores and aches can cause discomfort and unbearable pain when it worsens. If you are concerned about these musculoskeletal conditions, feel free to contact us to find out more. With Equilibrio Chiropractic, discover other treatment options such as Non-surgical Spinal Decompression Therapy and Dry Needling Therapy.


At the end of day, just remember the harmful effects of a “text neck” and keep your neck healthy with these simple tips. They can surly improve your neck and spine health and overall quality of life.


1 year ago. Dr. Bryan came into AXA Insurance for a roadshow campaign. That’s how I met Dr. Bryan who helps to diagnose my neck pain issue.
After every adjustment, I could always feel much more relaxed and feeling much more rejuvenated. Neck is not as stiff as before.
Overall, feels very comfortable seeking treatment at equilibrio.

Serene Ng

I’ve been patient of Dr. Bryan since July 2015 and my quality of life because of the spine adjustment of Dr. Bryan been back into good condition. I highly recommend equilibrio Health for the good service and friendly stuff and most especially the treatment from Dr. Bryan.

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