Shock Waves in physiotherapy: the most effective treatment for treating sports injuries and managing chronic pain
Shock waves solve problems, which otherwise might require medication, injections and/or surgery. It is a precise and non-invasive treatment for managing acute and chronic pain. They are proven in athletes and designed for orthopaedic therapy and rehabilitation medicine. The recovery is fast, helping to reduce exponentially the times of traditional therapies.
SOME PATHOLOGIES IN WHICH THE TREATMENT CAN BE APPLIED
- Shoulder tendinosis
- Bursitis of the shoulder
- Lateral and medial epicondylitis
- Patellar tendinosis
- Trochanteric bursitis
- Poorly consolidated fractures
- Breakage due to overload
- Avascular necrosis
- Plantar fasciitis
As we have mentioned, shock waves in physiotherapy are very effective in the case of chronic pain, especially in the shoulder area, trigger points, lumbago, among others.
This method is also widely used in cases of fractures, to contribute to adequate bone regeneration. It is also used for the regeneration of muscle tissue, such as in the case of tendonitis, sprains or strains. One of the most common injuries in sportsmen and women is plantar fasciitis, as it subjects the joints to a high impact. Shock waves are widely used to treat these cases, apart from their effectiveness, because of the positive action on the elasticity of the muscle fibre.
The effects of the application of shock waves in physiotherapy are very positive, ranging from increased collagen production (necessary for the reconstruction of any type of tissue), healing of chronic inflammations, the elimination of calcifications to the formation of new blood vessels.
In Clinica Premium we offer our patients the innovative and avant-garde Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (SWT) of the OrthospecTM by MEDISPEC©, designed for the treatment of acute and chronic orthopaedic pain.
Generally the number of sessions is small in relation to effectiveness and recovery, ranging from 2 to 4 sessions, which are carried out 7 to 10 days apart. The results are especially good in patients with pathologies in elbow and hand structures.