Shockwave Therapy is particularly good at pain management or elimination.
The therapy is effective in reducing chronic musculoskeletal pain for three primary reasons:
- The Shock waves stimulate a metabolic reaction in the affected tissue, causing stress fibers to develop and/or change in their permeability.
- They generate cavitation bubbles that break down calcific deposits.
- They induce an analgesic effect by stimulating the brain’s gate-control mechanism which blocks pain messages. In many cases, patients feel no pain after a single treatment, and are able to resume normal physical activities quickly.