Fast, safe and effective pain relief for nagging chronic pain, even if other treatment options have failed
Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), or Shockwave (as it is more commonly known), is a non-invasive way of restarting the natural healing process. It involves sending shockwaves through your skin to influence the affected tissues beneath. A shockwave is purely a mechanical wave, not an electric one.
Shockwave Therapy stimulates an inflammatory-like response in the tissue that is being treated. The body then responds by increasing the blood flow and metabolism to the injured area. This in turn accelerates the body’s own healing processes. The shockwaves break down injured tissue and calcifications.
Understanding the underlying mechanisms of shockwave therapy can provide insights into how this treatment modality produces its beneficial effects.
1. Mechanical Stimulation: When shockwaves are applied to the affected area, they create mechanical stress and microtrauma within the tissues. This mechanical stimulation triggers a cascade of biological responses in the body.
2. Neovascularization: Shockwave therapy promotes the formation of new blood vessels, a process known as neovascularization. This increased blood supply improves oxygen and nutrient delivery to the damaged tissues, facilitating healing.
3. Tissue Regeneration: Shockwaves stimulate the production of growth factors, which play a crucial role in tissue regeneration. These growth factors help promote the formation of new cells, collagen synthesis, and tissue remodeling.
4. Pain Reduction: Shockwave therapy can help alleviate pain by several mechanisms. It can desensitize nerve fibers, disrupt pain pathways, and decrease inflammation in the treated area, leading to pain relief and improved function.
5. Breakdown of Calcifications: In conditions where calcifications or mineral deposits have formed, such as calcific tendinitis, shockwave therapy can help break down these deposits, allowing the body to absorb and eliminate them naturally.
Fast, effective pain relief so you can get back to doing the things you love quickly. There is often an immediate short term improvement, but the full benefits may take up to 12 weeks to be seen.