Shock Wave Therapy (SWT)
Shock wave therapy is a new non-invasive technology for treating pain in the musculoskeletal system. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is widely used in physiotherapy, orthopedics, as well as in sports medicine. The use is mainly associated with the treatment of chronic muscular and skeletal disorders, back and neck pain.
The most common indications are shoulder pain, epicondylitis, lumbar back pain, achilodynia, tendinitis, and trigger point therapy. During therapy, a high-intensity acoustic wave interacts with body tissues. This leads to the launch of a cascade of biological reactions, including neovascularization, stimulation of collagen production, destruction of calcinates, resolution of chronic inflammation. Stimulation of these biological processes creates an optimal healing environment. The damaged area returns to normal, functionality is restored and pain disappears. Shock-Waist Syndrome Shock Wave Therapy
Extracorporeal acoustic shock wave therapy (unlike lithotripsy) is not used for tissue splitting, it causes microscopic interstitial and extracellular biological effects that trigger tissue regeneration. The use of acoustic waves creates micro-breaks in tendons and bones, and significantly increases growth indicators such as eNOS, VEGF, PCNA and BMP. Newly formed vessels improve blood supply and oxygen saturation, which leads to faster healing.
Acoustic waves also cause the activation of mast cells that are involved in the inflammatory process. Heel Spur Shock Wave Therapy
Other effects include the stimulation of collagen production, the dissolution of calcined fibroblasts and the dispersion of the substance P pain mediators. The activity of "substance P" (pain mediator and growth factor) leads to the stimulation of afferent pain fibers. It also supports the development of edema and the secretion of histamine. Reducing the concentration of "substance P" reduces pain in the affected area and reduces the risk of edema.