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Strangely enough, some clinics prefer to carry out an operation than turn to alternative forms of therapy. Medical research ultimately leads to new advances in the field, but traditional methods can also be highly effective. Here at ORTHOmedic, we are experts in many of these forms of therapy, known as individual health services – after all, our top priority is to avoid operations wherever possible. On this page you will find an overview of the most important forms of alternative therapy. We are more than happy to discuss options, benefits and costs with you any time – just give us a call.
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
Treatment with high energy pressure waves is most commonly known as a form of therapy to treat kidney stones. This technique has also been used in orthopaedics for over 20 years. The attending physician locates the pain and focuses the energy on this point. This does not damage blood vessels, nerves or tendons. Shockwave therapy is suitable for many diseases, including calcifications, heel spurs, tennis arm and many others. Don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out more about this technology and the range of possibilities it offers.
Acupuncture treatment based on traditional Chinese medicine
One of the oldest healing methods in the world, acupuncture features in many disciplines within modern conventional medicine. The effectiveness of acupuncture has been clinically proven, especially in treating arthrosis of the knee and chronic back pain. Some clinics even cover the costs of acupuncture for these indications. We would be more than happy to book you in for a consultation to explain the process and discuss whether acupuncture could be the right form of treatment for you.
Cross-linked hyaluronic acid for treatment of arthrosis
This method has proven to be effective time and again in treating joint inflammation. Simply put, this form of treatment works in the same way as oiling a squeaky hinge. Hyaluronic acid, the main natural component of joint fluid, acts as a lubricant. This is directly injected into the affected joint, where it simultaneously acts as a protective film for the cartilage and stimulates regeneration. When administered by an expert, the injection starts to work surprisingly quickly. The pain begins to subside and the joint becomes more mobile.
Kinesio Taping (also known simply as ‘taping’) is a form of treatment for painful diseases, particularly for those that affect the muscle, tendon or skeletal system. Treatment is carried out by applying elastic, cotton-based strips of adhesive tape of roughly 5cm in width directly to the skin in the affected area. The adhesive strips can remain in place for just a few days or up to two weeks. The tape can be applied for various purposes, for example to improve muscular function, relieve pain, support the function of the joints and improve restricted circulation.