Acoustic shock waves are sent into soft tissue, in effect reinjuring the area on a cellular level and breaking up the scarring that has penetrated tendons and ligaments.
How do RPW shock wave work?
Radial shock waves are acoustic waves introduced into the body by means of a transmitter and handpiece. These waves move through the body in outward motion from the point of contact. The point of contact will be moved throughout your treatment to cover the entire pain region. Radial shockwaves are often referred to as radial pressure waves which is the correct definition in physical terms because it best describes how the waveform moves through the body.
When introduced into the tissue, shock waves and pressure waves have effects on a cellular level that are beneficial for healing. Increased blood flow and formation of new blood vessels create an improved environment for tissue repair. It has further been shown that application of shock waves influences the body's pain regulating mechanism resulting in local pain relief.
Will it work for me?
Clinical studies have shown improovement of symptmps in the following conditions:
What are the side effects of shockwave therapy?
Side effects could occur after a treatment with shockwave therapy. The majority will appear after 1-2 days. These side effects usually abate after 5 to 10 days.
Potential side effects include:
Talk to Dana before taking any pain relief, medications or tablets.
Contraindications / precautions