Shockwaves

Shockwave therapy is a new treatment modality for patients with musculoskeletal problems which have not been solved by the usual treatments.

It can be used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders, and the indications cover pathologies of a chronic nature, mainly those involving tendon insertions:

  • Shoulder (calcific tendonitis of the rotator cuff)
  • Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Knee (Rotulian Tendonitis)
  • Treatment of trigger points.

One of the areas where Shockwave Therapy has had more applicability and good results is in the treatment of foot pathologies, mainly cases of Plantar Fasciitis, Calcaneal Spurs and Achilles Tendinosis.

Shockwave treatment can also be used to treat failures in bone calcification, in stress fractures, avascular necrosis and in delayed calcification.

Shockwaves are a type of mechanical energy and not an electric shock, which penetrates the injured tissue and causes a phenomenon called cavitation, where microbubbles break up causing micro-tears in the inflamed tissue, determining the release of local anti-inflammatory substances and also stimulating an increase in local microcirculation.

The treatment is non-invasive, so there is no visible bleeding or scarring. In the treatment room, the patient will be seated or lying down, depending on the region to be treated. The equipment will be attached directly to the area of the body to be treated and then the emission of the shock waves will begin.

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