Shockwave Therapy

Reduce chronic pain, reverse inflammation and accelerate healing

Shockwave Therapy

Reduce chronic pain, reverse inflammation and accelerate healing

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. 

How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

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. 

The kinetic energy of the projectile, created by compressed air, is transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator and further into the tissue. 

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

Acoustic waves with high energy peak used in Shockwave therapy interact with tissue causing overall medical effects of accelerated tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia and mobility restoration. All the processes mentioned in this section are typically employed simultaneously and are used to treat chronic, sub-acute and acute (advanced users only) conditions. 

New Blood Vessel Formation: Nutrient blood flow is necessary to start and maintain the repair processes of damaged tissue. The application of acoustic waves creates capillary micro ruptures in tendon and bone.

Reversal of Chronic Inflammation: Mast cells are one of the key components of the inflammatory process. Their activity may be increased by using pervasive acoustic waves.

Stimulation of Collagen Production: The production of a sufficient amount of collagen is a necessary precondition for the repair processes of the damaged myoskeletal and ligamentous structures. Shockwave therapy accelerates procollagen synthesis.

Dissolution of Calcified Fibroblasts: Calcium build-up is most often the result of micro-tears or other trauma to a tendon. Acoustic waves break up the existing calcifications. 

Dispersion of Pain Mediator “Substance P”: Substance P is a neurotransmitter that mediates pain information through the C-fibers. This neuropeptide is generally associated with intense, persistent and chronic pain.

Release of Trigger Points: Trigger points are the principal cause of pain in the back, neck, shoulder and limbs. Delivered acoustic energy unblocks the calcium pump and thus reverses the metabolic crisis in the myofilaments and releases the trigger points.

Shockwaves are characterized by jump change in pressure, high amplitude and non-periodicity. 

The kinetic energy of the projectile, created by compressed air, is transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator and further into the tissue. 

What Can Shockwave Be Used For?

How is Shockwave Therapy Done?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment. The application is simple and easy. Initiate therapy in 3 steps:

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1- Identifying Treatment Area

The area to be treated is located using palpation in order to deliver the therapy precisely.

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2 –  Gel application

Sufficient amount of gel is applied to the area located in step 1. Use of gel is necessary to transfer the acoustic waves efficiently and smoothly. 

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3 – Therapy initiation

The Shockwave applicator is slightly pushed against the area to be treated and the start button is pressed. 

FAQ's

Most patients with chronic pain problems have been through various unsuccessful types of treatments. Up to 80% of the same patients worldwide report that Shockwave therapy has helped them eliminate their problem.

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