Shock Wave Therapy Explained
The high-energy acoustic pulses produced by our Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy unit improves the metabolism in the pain region, increases blood circulation because effectively stimulates the body’s intrinsic repair mechanisms. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and and as a result, eventually heals. In other words, shockwave therapy is all about activating the body’s self-healing abilities. Shockwave treatment is an ideal pain relief and mobility increasing therapy.
Shockwave therapy is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology and veterinary medicine. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain.
When using shockwave therapy it creates micro traumas in the region, which in-turn increase the repair signals & activity in the region. When we injects stem cells into the region they have much more repair signals to latch onto. The stem cells remain in area and act upon the repair signals rejuvenating the region.
Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
Shockwaves are characterized by jump change in pressure, high amplitude and non-periodicity.
Medical Action of Shockwave Therapy
New Blood Vessel Formation
Reversal of Chronic Inflammation
Stimulation of Collagen Production
Dissolution of Calcified Fibroblasts
Dispersion of Pain Mediator
Release of Trigger Points
Shockwave therapy effectively treats the following conditions:
Feet – heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis
Elbow – tennis and golfers elbow
Shoulder – calcific tendinosis of rotator cuff muscles
Knee – patellar tendonitis
Hip – bursitis
Lower Leg – shin splints
Upper Leg – Iliotibial band friction syndrome
Back Pain – lumbar and cervical spine regions and chronic muscular pain.