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Shockwave therapy in the treatment of joint calcifications

Joint calcifications can cause discomfort and limited mobility in areas such as the shoulder, hip, knee, elbow, and even the heel. Physiatrists and physiotherapists recommend Shockwave therapy as an effective solution to the problem of joint calcification.

What are joint calcifications?

Calcifications, also known as calcifications, represent the accumulation of calcium in the soft tissues of the joints. This process can cause pain, especially during movement, and interfere with daily activities.

How does Shockwave Therapy work?

Shockwave therapy is an innovative method of treating calcifications. It uses high-intensity shock waves aimed at the calcifications. These waves help break up calcium crystals, facilitating their resorption and reducing inflammation.

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

Pain Reduction: Shockwave therapy significantly reduces pain associated with joint calcifications.
Increased Mobility: This treatment improves joint mobility, allowing a return to daily activities.
Fast Results: Most patients notice improvement after just a few sessions.
When to consult a physiatrist?

If you are experiencing pain and discomfort due to joint calcifications, you should consult a licensed physiatrist. They will assess your condition and recommend appropriate treatment, including shockwave therapy.

Shockwave therapy is an effective and non-invasive option for the treatment of joint calcifications, applicable to various parts of the body, including the shoulder, hip, knee, elbow and heels. Using shock waves, this therapy can improve joint health and get you back to an active life. Do not wait until the pain becomes unbearable – consult a physiatrist and learn more about the benefits of shockwave therapy.

We are at your disposal for all additional questions and information.


Heel spur (Calcar calcanei) is caused by the accumulation of calcium on the heel bone, as a result of which a growth is formed that is sensitive to palpation, similar to a small bump under the finger. More irregular growths of this type are called calcaneums.

Symptoms of heel spur:

  • Morning pain after getting out of bed or after a long walk
  • Sensation of localized heat
  • Tingling
  • Pain that may radiate along the plantar fascia
  • Pain that spreads to the joint
  • Difficulty leaning on the heel due to the pain caused.

Formation of heel spur:

Long-term irritation of the plantar fascia leads to increased contact with the fascia, triggering the inflammatory process in the soft tissues. This process later results in pain. The pain can be localized at the site of formation of the calcaneus or it can spread along the foot.

People prone to developing heel spurs:

  • People whose jobs involve walking on hard surfaces
  • Athletes
  • People with irregular arch of the foot
  • People with frequent and untreated injuries in the foot area
  • People with a shortened Achilles tendon.

Diagnosis of heel spur:

  • Palpation
  • Performing tests to confirm the presence of a heel spur
  • Radiographic diagnostics (RTG), ultrasound and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging.

Treatments for heel spurs:

  • Electrotherapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Tecar therapy
  • Shockwave therapy (Shockwave therapy)
  • Acupuncture
  • Kinesitherapy (strengthening and stretching exercises).
Number of treatments needed:
Most often, it is necessary to conduct 8 to 10 therapy sessions.

For additional questions and information, we are at your disposal.


Ankle sprain requires adequate care. Many years of experience have shown that most patients do not perceive this problem in a serious way, but think that their problem is solved when the pain stops. However, this is a mistake that can later have far-reaching consequences, such as joint instability or other chronic changes in soft structures, algodystrophic syndrome (Sudek’s disease).

When does joint distortion (sprain) occur?

• It most often occurs during sports activities
• Walks on uneven ground
• Sudden changes in the direction of movement
• Landing on the ground
• A sudden fall where the wrist twists

Why do ankle sprains occur?

When the joint is in a position that does not correspond to its physiological position, and the tendons, ligaments and muscles fail to maintain the joint, i.e. to return it to the physiological position, the joint luxates (moves from its position), and when the foot contacts the ground, due to strong pressure, an injury occurs, i.e. ankle sprains.

Symptoms that the patient has:

• Pain
• Swelling
• Limited movement
• Impaired or completely disabled movement

What the patient can do as a form of first aid:

• Ice the injured segment
• Leg elevation
• Rest
• Bandaging, compression bandage, depending on what is nearby
• Moderate leaning, if possible it is best not to lean on the injured leg

An objective examination can determine:

• Determine by palpation the most intense place of pain, or several of them, depending on the degree of injury
• Swelling
• Is the skin cyanotic
• Is there inflammation
• Range of motion test
• Assessment of joint stability
• Is it necessary to send the patient for further diagnostics (ultrasound, x-ray, magnetic resonance)
• Orthopedic examination, or another specialist

Rehabilitation program of the Chiro-Physical Outpatient Clinic for ankle joint distortions (Distorzio articulatio talocruralis)

• Chiropractic, if indicated
• Cryomassage
• A gel that has a local cooling effect
• Manual non-invasive method
• Compression bandage, longette
• Tecar therapy
• Electrotherapy set
• Magnetotherapy
• Laser therapy
• Kinesitherapy
• Patient education for performing exercises at home

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