The shock waves used in ESWT focus are developed in the target tissue at the point where the pain is originating from. They cause an improved local blood circulation and metabolism. The primary means by which extracorporeal shock waves affect living tissue is based on the transformation of mechanical stimuli into biochemical or biomolecular signals. The science behind ESWT is analogous to that of lithotripsy, a technology that makes use of acoustic shockwaves to break up kidney stones without surgery. The technique of using shockwaves to break up kidney stones has been around for nearly a quarter of a century. In the process of treating hundreds of thousands of patients, specialised machines were developed specifically with the idea of using the generated shockwaves in other parts of the body, e.g. to treat musculoskeletal conditions.
Focused, linear and planar shockwave therapy
The piezo-electric shockwave principle offers an extensive range of shockwave configurations. The only one of its kind in the world, the PiezoWave2 allows users to choose between a classic focused shockwave, a linear focused shockwave, and a planar pressure wave. The right shockwave mode is available for every indication.
Benefits of Piezowave:
- Linear-focused therapy source (worldwide unique)
- Piezo-Technology > lower running costs
- Lower noise level, less painful compared to other principles