It is a non-invasive modern and highly effective treatment method; high-energy sound waves are introduced into the painful areas of the body. Shockwave technology accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Strong energy pulses are applied to the affected area. These pulses occur for short periods of time, creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst. The force created by these bubbles penetrated tissue and stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing.
Gel is applied to the treatment area; shockwaves are then released through the applicator as it is moved over the treatment area.
The number of sessions needed depends on the condition that is being treated. Each treatment session takes between 10-15 minutes and can vary depending on the condition that is being treated.
Most people are good candidates for shockwave treatment however patients who are pregnant, have a pacemaker or current cancer are not suitable for treatment with shockwave technology. Your doctor will provide you with information about conditions you may have that would affect your ability to undergo treatment.
Treatment with shockwave technology has virtually no side effects. In some cases, patients may experience minor discomfort for a few days. Patients can return to work after treatments and in most all cases there is no down time.
It can be uncomfortable. Different patients have different tolerances, but it is usually well tolerated. A patient may feel painful during the treatment but the pain subsides gradually. No pain, no gain principle is applicable here.