Shockwave Therapy is particularly good at pain management and elimination. The shock waves stimulate a metabolic reaction in the affected tissue, causing stress fibers to develop and/or change in their permeability. They also generate cavitation bubbles that break down calcific deposits, as well as induce an analgesic reaction mechanism, which blocks pain messages.
Those with soft tissue injuries can benefit from Shockwave Therapy, especially athletes. Shockwave Therapy provides a safe, non-surgical alternative for those suffering from hip pointers, rotator cuff tendonopathy, tennis elbow, patellar and Achilles tendinopathies and plantar fasciitis. These ailments are common to the professional athlete and are too often career ending.
Shockwave can also eliminate post-operative complications such as an extended recovery period, nerve damage, rupture and permanent scarring.
Typically, patients feel less pain after treatment, and are able to resume normal physical activities.