It is definitely one of the therapies that is increasingly prevalent in the treatment of patients, it can be said that it has experienced a real expansion in the last year, what is particularly interesting is that orthopedists are increasingly recommending it for the treatment of calcifications in the shoulder and heel.
Shockwave therapy is therapy with impact acoustic waves, it has become an indispensable part of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Purpose of application: aims to reduce pain, increase mobility, regenerate injured tissue, relax muscle, improve blood supply, vascularization, accelerate resorption process, reduce inflammatory process, improve tissue healing, enhance oxygen flow to injured tissue.
Biological effects of shockwave therapy:
- Regression of pain caused by local ischemia
- Stimulation of collagen production in tissue
- CNS stimulation
- It accelerates the breakdown of calcified fibroplasts
- Improvement of microcirculation and metabolism in bones
- Musculoskeletal apparatus
- Increasing the permeability of the cell membrane, improving the activity of ion channels, stimulation of cell division, stimulation of mobile cytokines
Where Shockwave Therapy is applied:
- Muscle spasm (muscle spasm)
- Inflammatory processes at the level of muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints
- Strains of tendons, muscles, ligaments
- After surgical interventions on bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments
- Calcifications of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, heel
- Myogelosis, in patients better known as painful circles (knots) at the level of the thoracic spine
The most common diagnoses that are treated:
- Acute muscle spasm
- Atrosis of the knee
- Pain in the wrist, most often the palmar side
- Lower back pain
- Pain in the area of the hip and iliotibial tract
- Groin pain
- Pain in the joints of the back vine
- Pain in the sacroiliac joint
- Painful shoulder (calcification, tendinitis, swimmer’s shoulder)
- Calcar calcanei, plantar fasciitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Exostosis of the small joints of the hand in the stage of the first degree
- Stretching muscles
- Extraarticular calcification
- Muscle spasm
- Periarthritis humeroscapularis
- Patellar Tendinopathy (Jumper’s Knee)
- Radial epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Ulnar epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
- Muscle regeneration
- Runner’s shin syndrome
- Ankylosing spondylitis (Bechter’s disease)
- Stimulation of acupuncture points
- Trigger point
- Elimination or reduction of cellulite
Contraindications for Schockwave therapy:
- Acute bleeding
- Increased body temperature
- Application in the area of the eye, myocardium, kidney, liver
- Infectious conditions
- Pace maker in the treatment zone
How many treatments are needed?
- The number of therapies itself depends on many factors, such as:
- Is it an acute, subacute or chronic illness?
- The time that has passed since the onset of the disease
- Age of the patient
- Individual reaction
- Based on the above parameters of 4-8 Therapies
Can schockwave be combined with other procedures?
Absolutely yes, I can freely say that it is necessary to combine it with other procedures, such as electrotherapy, laser therapy, ultrasound therapy, Tecar therapy, massage, chiropractic, electro-acupuncture.
The frequency of therapy is 2-3 times a week.
The time is determined based on the number of strokes that need to be applied, somewhere from 3-6 minutes.
We are at your disposal for all additional questions and information.
- Type of therapy
- 3000 din.