Shockwave Therapy

 

 

 

 

Shock Wave Therapy Overview
Shock wave therapy is a noninvasive method that uses pressure waves to treat various musculoskeletal conditions and can help avoid surgery. High-energy acoustic waves (shock waves) deliver a mechanical force to the body’s tissues, focused on the area of concern.

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?
We possess the most advanced tool in the field of Electromedicine,the PRO ElectDT® 2000. Simply, the ultimate innovation in electromedical systems.
What is the purpose of shock wave therapy?
Used to stimulate peripheral nerves for the purpose of providing pain relief and to stimulate motor​ nerves for the purpose of:

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
Muscle re-education
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 method that uses pressure waves to treat various musculoskeletal conditions. High-energy acoustic waves (shock waves) deliver a mechanical force to the body’s tissues.

Shock wave therapy is a noninvasive treatment that can help avoid surgery. Treatment responses may vary.

What signs indicate this therapy is needed?
Shock wave therapy may treat conditions such as degenerated tendons (Achilles tendonitis), heel pain (plantar fasciitis) and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis).
When should I avoid this therapy?
Complications are infrequent with shock wave therapy. People who have poor sensation (neuropathy) or hypersensitivity in the target area should not have this procedure. Open sores should also be avoided. Shock wave therapy is not used in patients with heart conditions or seizures. It should not be used during pregnancy. This should be discussed with your physician before undergoing the procedure.
What happens during the shock wave procedure?
A noninvasive probe is applied to the skin. An electrical charge creates an energy wave that is focused on the area of concern. The shock waves create a force on the tissues that may induce healing. The shock waves cause inflammation and improve blood flow to encourage the body to repair and heal itself.
What are the general details of the shock wave procedure? Is shock wave therapy a one-time outpatient procedure? Is shock wave therapy painful?
Shock wave therapy is an outpatient procedure. A probe is placed on the skin after a gel is applied to help conduct the shock waves. High- or low-energy waves may be used. High-energy waves may cause pain and require a local or regional anesthetic. Low-energy shock wave therapy often is performed without anesthesia. Therapy is more successful with active patient participation where the patient tells the therapist whether or not the probe is at the area of pain. One or more treatment sessions may be needed.
What happens after the shock wave procedure?
Patients typically bear weight after treatment. Patients are advised to reduce the level of physical activity for one to two weeks after treatment. Shock wave therapy may give good outcomes for some tendon problems or chronic degenerative conditions. Examples include Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis.
What are the potential complications of the shock wave procedure?
The main complications are pain and hypersensitivity at the site of treatment. These problems typically resolve with time. Pain and disability may persist when shock wave therapy is not successful.

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