Shockwave Therapy or Radial Shock Wave Therapy is an extremely effective and non-invasive solution to the pain and impairment caused by chronic and overuse injuries.
Shockwave is a series of high-energy percussions to the painful area. These mechanical pulses promote regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues. During each treatment up to 2,000 pulse waves are delivered to the painful area.
Increase production of collagen
Reduce local muscle tension
Help dissolve calcific fibroblasts
Dispersing Substance P (a pain producing chemical)
Conditions that can be successfully treated with Shockwave:
Achilles tendon pain
Pain in the hamstring insertion
Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome
Myofascial trigger points
Acute muscle spasm/strain
Most patients begin to enjoy relief with their first treatment; however, for best results a course of 5 treatments is recommended, and some conditions might take longer while the body goes through a healing cycle.