Shockwave therapy (SWT) is a safe alternative to surgery and other treatments. It promotes your natural healing process and has no serious side effects making it a highly safe and risk-free alternative to traditional surgery and injection therapy.
Peer reviewed scientific studies have shown that SWT is effective for many MSK / sports injuries and conditions with a high success rate.
Mechanism of Action
SWT is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to the affected tissues. This energy promotes regeneration and healing processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.
The kinetic energy of the sound wave, created by compressed air is transferred to the transmitter and then into the tissues.
Studies have shown that these acoustic wave with high energy peaks interact with tissue which accelerates tissue repair and cell growth, analgesia and thus mobility and restoration of function.
- Nutrients from good blood flow is necessary to start and maintain the repair processes of damaged tissue. The application of acoustic waves creates capillary microruptures 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-nerve fibres. This neuropeptide is generally associated with intense, persistent and chronic pain.
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Muscle pain/ tension /trigger points
- Medial Tibial Stress syndrome (Shin Splints)
- Knee pain
- Tennis Elbow