What Is Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave is a non-invasive treatment that involves creating a series of acoustic pressure waves/pulsations that are directly applied to an injury through a person’s skin via a gel medium. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons, and other subacute, subchronic, and chronic soft tissue injuries.
Benefits of Shockwave Therapy
New Blood Vessel Formation
Reversal of Chronic Inflammation
Stimulation of Collagen Production
Dissolution of Calcified Fibroblast
Dispersion of Pain Mediator "Substance P"
Reversal of Trigger Points
What to Expect after Treatment
There may be a slight feeling of discomfort during the treatment, depending on the level of pain the patient is already experiencing in the area. However, since the treatment lasts only about five minutes, most patients are able to tolerate this discomfort. Additionally, the intensity of the treatment can be adjusted throughout the session.
It is recommended that patients refrain from physical activity, especially one that would involve the treated region, for about 48 hours following each treatment session.