Shock waves are high-energy acoustic waves generated with a special device and transmitted through the surface of the skin and diffused into the pain zone.
Shockwaves with clinical use were first used in 1980 to destroy kidney stones. Since the 1990s they have been increasingly used successfully in the musculoskeletal area, especially in tendon insertions and musculature.
The biological effects of shock waves include the stimulation of osteogenesis, the induction of neovascularization and the neuromodulatory effect. Besides stimulating the osteoclasts and fibroblasts, the shockwave treatment allows the reconstruction of the affected tissues, promoting a correct healing of tendons and ligaments; it increases the blood flow in the injured area, controls the inflammatory process and reduces pain.
In situations of existing calcifications, their dissolution occurs and in fibrous tissues they are revitalized and rejuvenated.
In most cases, treatment leads to a significant improvement in symptoms with less pain and more mobility. Often, only a series is needed to obtain complete relief from complaints.
- Plantar fasciitis and calcaneal spur
- Medial and lateral epicondylitis (golfer and tennis elbow)
- Femuropatellar syndrome
- Trochanteric bursitis and anserine
- Achilles tendon, adductor and peroneal tendinopathy
- Calcified rotator cuff tendinopathy (shoulder)
- Quervain Tenosynovitis
- Myalgia (muscle aches), Trigger Points (painful muscle contraction points)
- Bone pathologies (delayed bone healing, stress fracture, avascular necrosis, osteochondritis dissecans, Osgood Schlatter's disease)
- Dupuytren's Disease, Plantar Fibreomatosis (Ledderhose Disease)
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