Focused shockwave is a non-invasive procedure for the treatment of acute and chronic pain of the musculoskeletal system.
How does it work?
Without getting too technical, the waves from the piezo-electric transducer are focused to a specific point. It’s like a gentle sonic jackhammer that focuses its energy to a targeted tissue. It goes deep into the tissue and joints where a therapists fingers or hands cannot penetrate. The focused energy will cause a micro trauma to the targeted tissue. This trauma to the muscle, joint, or tendon jumpstarts the bodies natural inflammatory and repair responses. It triggers the cells to respond to the physical stress by releasing the body’s own healing agents to repair and ultimately heal.
The results from the mechanical stimuli can lead to improved circulation (neovascularisation), and pain relief which are key components in the healing process. Tissue needs blood flow to carry oxygen and other nutrients to the tissue, whilst at the same time carrying away the metabolic waste caused by inflammation.
How can it help me?
Focused shockwave will specifically target the injured area and treat the injury at the piezo-electric transducer (treatment head). The depth of penetration of this focused acoustic pressure wave is achieved by using specially shaped gel pads. The depth of penetration ranges from 5mm to 60mm below the surface of the skin. If the pain is affecting mobility and activities of daily living due to muscle or fascial tightness, tendonopathy, or joint stiffness, focused shockwave, combined with a comprehensive treatment plan of exercise, physiotherapy, and/or ergotherapy may help people who have not had success with traditional treatments.
Advantages of Focused Shockwave:
It’s non-invasive (does not cut the skin or enter any body spaces)
There’s no risk of infection
It has National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE) approval
No risk of tendon rupture compared with long term steroid injections
Requires no anesthesia or pain medication for treatment
Its approved by most medical insurers
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