How does shockwave therapy work?

Using specialized equipment, shockwave therapy transmits acoustic energy to the wounded area of the body through the skin. They are mechanical shockwaves and not electric ones. Audible, low-energy sound waves stimulate the damaged area’s blood flow.

There are two basic ways that shockwave therapy works to treat persistent tendon discomfort. The shockwaves first act to desensitize nerve endings, which often reduces the pain noticeably. The second and more evident effect of shockwaves on tissues is regulated micro-trauma, or slight injury, which prompts the body to react by boosting circulation and metabolism in the affected area. This will stimulate and quicken the body’s natural healing process. The shockwaves can also “break down” calcifications and disorganized tissue.

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Before you go in for your first session of shockwave treatment, you will need to have a consultation with your physical therapist or doctor. They will identify the underlying cause of your chronic pain and work with you to determine whether this is the best course of action.



A few people with circulatory disorders may still be eligible for treatment. So if you are taking blood-thinning medication, it is worthwhile to examine this possibility with your doctor. They’ll be able to tell you right away if it would be a good fit for you. The best part of shockwave therapy is that you have to do very little preparation for it. Two weeks before your appointment, you should refrain from taking any anti-inflammatory medications. Beyond that, all you need to do is show up on the day dressed comfortably.



Depending on where you’re having treatment, you may also want to organize someone to help take you to and from your appointment.It’s a good idea to reserve the entire day off work for your first appointment. In this manner, you won’t have to call in ill at the last minute if you do encounter any negative effects. The recovery time from shockwave therapy is also minimal. In fact, most people can walk in and out of their appointment in the space of an hour!

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Shockwave therapy is a cutting-edge, non-invasive treatment that may be administered to patients outside of a hospital setting and provides the great majority of patients with significant or complete pain relief. Consult your physician right now!


Popular question.

Patients who have been experiencing discomfort for some time and haven’t gotten any responses from treatments, such as stretching, strengthening exercises, orthotics, and activity adjustment, can receive shockwave therapy. Shockwave therapy is intended for complex tendon problems that are not getting better. Tendons, in comparison to muscles, have a relatively low blood supply, so it is only natural for them to take several months, or even years, to heal. Shockwaves can hasten this healing process and help patients resume their regular routine.

One of our highly skilled physiotherapists will administer your shockwave therapy. They have reliable experience treating persistent, chronic tendon issues and have obtained specialized training in shockwave therapy.

Your diagnosis and the length of your symptoms will influence how many treatments you need. Treatment with shockwaves has a cumulative effect on the damaged tissue. Most patients require three sessions of shockwave therapy, each a week apart before significant pain relief is noticed. Some conditions may require five treatments. Your specialist will be able to discuss your particular case and expectations with you. The duration of the shockwave treatment is usually 5 to 10 minutes.

Your physiotherapist will regulate the machine’s intensity during shockwave treatment to ensure the affected tissue receives the necessary energy or dosage. In addition, they will provide the best rehabilitation activities for your problem as part of your shockwave treatment to guarantee a speedy recovery. As per our specialization, the majority of the upper and lower limb tendon issues can be effectively treated, by combining shockwave therapy with rehabilitation exercises.

Shockwave therapy should not be performed if there is a bone tumor, a metabolic bone problem, an infection, and a circulation or nerve disorder. Additionally, shockwave therapy should not be applied to open sores, tumors, or pregnant women.

Shockwave therapy must supply a specific amount of energy to the wounded location to initiate a new healing process in the tissue. Essentially, this causes micro-trauma to the tissue, so the treatment is likely to cause discomfort or pain at the injury site. The type of damage, the location of the injury, and how painful or tender the area is before starting therapy all affect the discomfort. Most people can tolerate the treatment well because it only lasts five minutes. The degree of the treatment’s intensity is under the clinician’s authority, who will consult with you frequently and adjust the force accordingly.

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