The high-energy acoustic waves interact with the tissue which then produce medical effects such as pain relief, improved joint mobility and cellular repair through tissue regeneration. I essentially produce a regenerative and tissue-repairing effect in musculoskeletal tissues.
Shockwave has a 60%-80% success rate for most conditions. Individuals suffering from chronic conditions often have had little to no improvement with the use of other modalities.
Shockwave Therapy has a variety of medical effects which include reversal of chronic inflammation, reduction in pain, improvement of myofascial release, improved nutrient blood flow to bone and tendons, breaking up of calcific build up and dispersion of pain mediators.
The effects of receiving Shock Wave Therapy are cumulative and vary between conditions these typically range between 3-5 treatments. Very often you will experience relief after your first treatment.
Ultrasound Therapy uses high amplitude waves to promote tissue heating, cavitation and tissue healing. Shockwave therapy makes use of forward directed energy and is able to penetrate to deeper tissue leaving the superficial tissues unaffected.
It is normal to experience redness and swelling over the treatment area. This is an indication of the activation of the healing process within your body and is perfectly normal.
A rest period of 5-7 days between shockwave treatments is recommended and vigorous physical activity of the affected area should be reduced in the first 48 hours of receiving the treatment.