Shock Wave Therapy Overview
The shock waves cause inflammation and improve blood flow to encourage the body to repair and heal itself. Shock waves stimulate angiogenesis (new blood vessels) and neurogenesis (new nerve cells).
Shock wave therapy may treat conditions such as degenerated tendons (Achilles tendonitis), heel pain (plantar fasciitis) and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis).
What medical technology is used for shock wave therapy?
What is the purpose of shock wave therapy?
Treatment of chronic pain conditions adjunctive treatment of post-traumatic pain syndromes.
Management and symptomatic relief of chronic (long-term) pain adjunctive treatment in the management of post-surgical pain problems;
Relaxation of muscle spasm
Prevention or retardation of tissue atrophy
Increasing blood circulation
Immediate post surgical stimulation of the calf muscles to prevent phlebothrombosis
Maintaining and increasing range of motion.
What is shock wave therapy?
Shock wave therapy is a noninvasive treatment that can help avoid surgery. Treatment responses may vary.