shock wave therapy

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that involves creating a series of low energy acoustic wave pulsations that are directly applied to an injury through a person’s skin via a gel medium. The concept and technology originally evolved from the discovery that focused sound waves were capable of breaking down kidney and gallstones. Generated shockwaves have proven successful in a number of scientific studies for the treatment of chronic conditions. Shockwave therapy is its own treatment for a lingering injury, or pain resulting from illness. You don’t need painkillers with it – the purpose of the therapy is to trigger the body’s own natural healing response. Many people report that their pain is reduced and mobility improved after the first treatment.

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Shockwave therapy has shown to effectively treat 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

Some of the benefits of shockwave therapy treatment:

  • Shockwave therapy has excellent cost/effectiveness ratio
  • Non-invasive solution for chronic pain in your shoulder, back, heel, knee or elbow
  • No anesthesia required, no drugs
  • Limited side effects
  • Main fields of application: orthopedics, rehabilitation, and sport medicine
  • New research shows that it can have a positive affect on acute pain