Shock wave therapy is an non-invasive treatment we apply in case of chronic pain in shoulders, back, heel, knee and elbow.
The therapy proved to be efficient in case of tennis elbow, golfers elbow, jumpers knee, runners lower leg, heel thorn, shoulder calcification, inflammation of Achiles heel and myo-fascial painful syndrome.
The aim of the therapy is by means of the wave to stimulate the body to heal and to decrease the sensitivity of pain receptors. Many patients have noticed the diminishing of pain and increased mobility as early as after the first session.
The treatment is carried out during 4-5 minutes throughout 3 to 6 weeks. The treatment can be uncomfortable but its duration is short, while the intensity can be adapted to make it more comfortable.
These waves are sound impulses generated by a device and the therapy was devised when they proved to be able to break down kidney- and gull-stones.
The therapy proved to be cost-effective, it does not require anesthesia, it has very few side-effects; recent research shows that it can have a positive effect on acute pain.
Wave therapy is applied in case of:
- ailments and injuries of the loco-motor system
- rheumatic disorders
- ailments of the nervous system
- traumas and operations
- injuries of the Achiles heel
- “frozen shoulder”
- “tennis elbow”