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1.How does shockwave therapy work?
Shockwave therapy works by emitting high energy pulses. These pulses of acoustic energy are focused on the target tissues by the handpiece, applicator of the shockwave therapy machine and are believed to cause localized microtrauma that stimulates the bodies natural healing processes.The shock waves are believed to stimulate angiogenesis, neovascularization (new blood vessels) and neurogenesis (new nerve cells). The microtrauma increases local circulation and enhances breakdown of calcifications (calcium build-up).
2.What pain can shockwave cure?
Shockwave therapy for knee pain, painful shoulder, tennis elbow, heel spur, insertion pain, chronic tendinopathy, medical tibial, stress syndrome, calcification, hip pain. It’s effective.
3.How long is a typical shockwave therapy treatment?
The actual application of the shockwave therapy typically only lasts for around 5 minutes.
4.Does shockwave therapy hurt?
Shockwave therapy should not cause you pain. Occasionally, if the area being treated is already very painful, some increase in discomfort may be experienced during treatment. The intensity of the shockwaves can be controlled by the therapist using the machine in such a way that discomfort can be minimized.