Acoustic waves generated by the Shockwave trigger biological effects which lead to faster and long-term healing and regeneration of the tissue. Shockwave therapy (SWT) covers a wide range of indications.
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.
MECHANISM OF ACTION
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.
- New Blood Vessel Formation
- Reversal of Chronic Inflammation
- Stimulation of Collagen Production
- Dissolution of Calcified Fibroblasts
- Dispersion of Pain Mediator “Substance P”
- Release of Trigger Points
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.
Osteoarthrosis is a widespread disease affecting 10% of the world‘s population. According to various authors, frequency of this pathology ranges from 30 to 55% among all orthopedic patients who visit the doctor.
A promising method of conservative therapy of arthrosis patients is the application of l shockwave therapy , a new method of treatment which represents a promising alternative surgery treatment of deforming knee ostheoarthrosis.
- Inflammatory Pain
- Referred Pain Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Back Injuries
- Nerve Damage
- Unexplained Pain
- RSD (CRPS)
- Dental and TMJ
- Disc Disease
- Sprain / Strain
- Chronic Pain