Shockwave therapy (SWT) is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy and sports medicine. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain.
Shockwave is an acoustic wave which carries high energy to painful spots and myoskeletal tissues with subacute, sub-chronic and chronic conditions. The energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues. Shockwaves are characterized by jump change in pressure, high amplitude and non-periodicity. The kinetic energy of the projectile, created by compressed air, is transferred to the transmitter at the end of the applicator and further into the tissue.
There are lot of journals and articles present which show SWT has scientifically proven results.
SWT have various magical effects. Main effect of this therapy is fast and long term pain relief so its a good news for all those who are suffering from pain since long time and those patients who are on strong dose of painkillers and not responding to medication. It results in faster return to sports after sports injury i.e it helps the person to resume sports activity in less duration. It show reduction in muscle spasticity also so can easily be used in neurological disorders. It help the patient to live high quality life away from discomfort of pain and stiffness.
KEY BENEFITS OF SWT
- Solution for chronic pains
- No surgery needed
- No injection needed
- Completely a non- invasive treatment
- Fast and long Lasting permanent Pain relief
- Fast restoration of mobility
New Blood Vessel Formation:
- Nutrient blood flow is necessary to start and maintain the repair processes of damaged tissue. The application of acoustic waves creates new capillary in tendon and bone.
Reversal of Chronic Inflammation:
- Mast cells are one of the key components of reversing the inflammatory process. Their activity may be increased by using pervasive acoustic waves.
Stimulation of Collagen Production:
- The production of a sufficient amount of collagen is a necessary precondition for the repair processes of the damaged myoskeletal and ligamentous structures. SWT accelerates procollagen synthesis.
Dissolution of Calcified Fibroblasts:
- It dissolves calcified fibroblast and it starts subsequent biochemical decalcification of primary calcaria or secondary symptoms of arthrosis.
Enhanced of dispersion of substance P:
- The activity of substance P (a pain mediator and growth factor) leads to the stimulation of afferent nociceptive fiber. It also supports the development of oedema and supports the secretion of histamine. the reduction of its concentration reduce pain in the affected area and decreases risk of development of oedema.
Release of Trigger Points:
- Trigger points are the principal cause of pain in the back, neck, shoulder and limbs. Delivered acoustic energy unblocks the calcium pump and thus reverses the metabolic crisis in the myofilaments and releases the trigger points.
Improved metabolism and microcirculation:
- It accelerates removal of nociceptive metabolites, increases oxygenation and supplies the damaged tissue with a source of energy. it supports removal of histamine, LA and other irritating agents which are of a mostly acidic nature.
SWT cover a wide range of indication. It can be used to treat almost all orthopedic conditions including worse arthritic case to any sports injury to any deformity.