A shockwave is an intense, but very short energy wave traveling faster than the speed of sound. The basic technology involved with extra corporeal (produced outside the body) shockwave technology has been used for decades on millions of people. During Shockwave therapy, a high-intensity energy wave interacts with the tissues of the body. This leads to a cascade of beneficial effects such as:
- neovascularisation ingrowth (re-establishment of blood supply)
- reversal of chronic inflammation
- stimulation of collagen and dissolution of calcium build-up
Stimulation of these biological mechanisms creates an optimal healing environment. As the injured area is returned to normal, functionality is restored and pain is relieved.