Shockwave therapy is used for many different types of injuries and conditions, including sporting injuries, arthritis, muscle soreness, conditioning soft tissue and much more. It works by sending high-energy pressure waves through water or gel that hits the body at a specific frequency. The energy causes tiny bubbles in the tissue, which then release healing chemicals into the area.
Shockwave therapy has been used for decades as a treatment for various medical issues. In recent years, researchers have found that it can also be effective for treating pain and other symptoms associated with certain injuries and illnesses.
Why Should You Try It?
If you’re looking for ways to speed up your recovery after an injury or illness, then shockwave therapy might be right for you. This form of noninvasive therapy involves using ultrasound waves to generate small bubbles inside the body. These bubbles cause pressure changes in the tissues surrounding them, which can stimulate healing.
How Does it Work?
Shockwave therapy works by creating tiny bubbles within the tissue. As these bubbles expand, they push against the cells lining the blood vessels, causing them to contract. This contraction helps to reduce swelling and promote healing. It also stimulates new blood vessel growth, which can improve circulation.
Is it painful?
It depends on your pain tolerance threshold. Intensity levels performed whilst receiving radial pressure waves will depends on what levels are comfortably tolerable and what level the practitioner sets the device on. We find most patients can handle the pressure waves produced by the shockwave after about 30 seconds of use on the affected area.