Shockwave Therapy For Pain Relief
Due to the changing nature of work and the accelerated pace of life, modern people often have multiple spine-related diseases such as cervical spondylosis and lumbar disc herniation. The reason for neck, shoulder, back and leg pain is mainly sedentary standing or encountering cold and dampness, resulting in over-tired neck and shoulder, and the intervertebral disc and paravertebral muscles are in a state of tension and muscle spasm for a long time.
What is Shockwave Therapy?
A shockwave is a pressure wave – any action that displaces its surrounding medium is a shockwave.
The ripple created when a stone is thrown into a pond is a shockwave.
The shockwaves used in equine medicine are generated in a fluid medium inside a transducer head and are then transmitted readily through skin, fat, and muscle.The high energy waves are focused within the transducer head so that the shockwave can be directed to the precise area of the injury. When shockwaves hit an area of higher acoustic impedance,such as bone, the waves slow dramatically and a large amount of energy is released into the surrounding tissue.
Shock wave Therapy is a safe, innovative, effective and non-surgical technology utilizing high-energy, short wavelength sound waves, called shockwaves, to treat tendons, bone and periosteum (the pain sensitive membrane on bone). Healing effects include bone and tendon regeneration, increased blood vessel growth and a chemically induced decrease in pain and sensitivity of the pain receptors. Research proves this modality is extremely effective for most near to bone tendonitis and more so than most of the alternatives.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) has been shown to be effective for Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, jumpers knee, bursitis, calcific rotator cuff tendinopathy, and tennis elbow. There has also been exponential growth in ESWT use for trigger point therapy.
Shockwaves are high-energy sound waves that speed up cellular growth and improve blood circulation. As a result the body’s own pain-relieving substances are activated and the healing process stimulated. The shockwave is released onto the skin via a transducer. The bundled shockwaves are then able to penetrate deeper for greater effect.
What does Shockwave Therapy treat?
Shockwave therapy can be effective on a wide range of soft tissue and bony conditions. Here are some examples of conditions where shockwave therapy has effectively treated and restored normal function:
1. Tennis elbow：Painful inflammation of the tendon attachment on the lateral elbow
2. Shoulder pain with or without calcification：Painful limitation of shoulder movement
3. Golfer's elbow：Painful inflammation of the tendon attachment on the medial elbow
4. Bursitis trochanterica：Painful periostitis of the hip
5. Patella tip syndrome：Inflammation of the tibial edge due to excessive strain
6. Tibial edge syndrome：Inflammation of the tibial edge due to excessive strain
7. Achillodynia：Painful irritation of the achilles tendon
8. Painful heel：Painful,mostly chronic inflammation of the heel
9. Inflammation of the tendon attachment：Painful inflammation of tendon attachments due to overexertion or improper strain,or due to degenerative processes
Advantages of shockwave
1. Ingrowth of Neovascularization, reversal of chronic Inflammation, stimulation of collagen
2. Ballistic pneumatic shockwave with multiple tips on applicator
3. High effectiveness, quickly relieve pain;
4. Non-invasive, no anesthetic, no medication, convenient and fast;
5. Each nursing only 20-30 minutes, 5-10 nursing each session;
6.Quick recovery, quick results, fewer complications
7. Widely applied to different soft tissue treatments.
How successful is shockwave therapy?
Shockwave Therapy is one of the most widely researched rehabilitation modalities, with increasing numbers of scientific studies added each year. The majority of research validates the effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave, and shows successful treatment rates of up to 90%!
After only 3 or 4 treatments with shock wave, most patients report a significant reduction of pain and regaining of normal function.
Does shockwave therapy cause any pain?
Most patients experience mild discomfort during treatment, but it is generally well tolerated. The initial discomfort typically fades as the area becomes desensitized as it is being treated. The doctor will adjust the intensity of stimulus depending on your comfort level, and can gradually ramp it up to minimize discomfort.
What shall I do if I am in pain after the treatment?
Radial Shockwave Treatment initiates a pro-flammatory condition in the tissue that is being treated. If necessary you may use ordinary prescription-free pain killers. Do not use anti-inflammatory medication and do not use ice on the treated area as both will interfere with the body’s self healing abilities.
What if I am pain free after the shockwave treatment?
Even if you have no pain we strongly recommend that you refrain from intensive activities that stress the treated area for the next 48 hours after each treatment.
How long does treatment last?
The therapy session takes about 10-15 minutes depending on the disorder that is treated. In general, 3-5 sessions are necessary at weekly intervals. The greatest success rate when dealing with problem areas is achieved by following a 12 week treatment program.
When does the result of the treatment become visible?
The pain usually subsides noticeably after 1–2 sessions. After only a few sessions most patients either report complete pain relief or an obvious improvement in pain relief. The regained freedom from pain and freedom of movement gives them their previous quality of life back.
When should I avoid this therapy?
Yes – Steroid injections, blood thinners, pacemakers, acute inflammation, malignant disease & pregnancy.
Cortisone injections are not to be administered within the last 11 weeks prior to shockwave therapy
Sometimes there may be some bruising and haemorrhaging tendancies and coagulation system disturbances. As such if you are on Warfrin or any other blood thinning modalities please notify your medical practitioner.
If you have a cardiac pacemaker shockwave therapy may interfere with this
Acute inflammation in the treatment area
If you have been diagnosed with cancer or any malignant disease the treatment would not be appropriate in this case.
If you are pregnant the treatment should not be administered.
Add: Guangzhou City,China.