SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

By stimulating metabolism and enhancing blood circulation, shockwave therapy accelerates the healing process of damaged tissue in the body. Powerful pulses of energy are applied to the affected area. They create micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst for a short period of time. In addition to penetrating tissue, the force of these bubbles stimulates cells in the body which are responsible for bone and connective tissue regeneration. When human bodies are unable to heal themselves on their own, shockwave therapy can be useful. In the past decade, shockwave therapy has gained significant attention in physiotherapy. Shockwave therapy has been scientifically proven to assist patients in overcoming their problems where conventional therapies have failed. Shockwave therapy has gained significant interest in physiotherapy over the past decade. Based on the scientific support, shockwave therapy has helped patients eliminate their problems where conventional therapy has failed.

Shockwaves have the following medical effects:

Formation of new blood vessel
Nutrient blood flow is essential to start and maintain the repair process of damaged tissue structure. Acoustic waves cause capillary microruptures in bone and tendon. The expression of growth factors such as eNOS, VEGF, PCNS, and BMP is greatly increased after microruptures.

During these processes, arterioles are remodeled, stimulated to grow, and new ones are formed. In addition to improving blood supply and oxygenation to the treated area, the new blood vessels also support faster bone and tendon healing.
Chronic inflammation reversible
A chronic inflammatory response occurs when the inflammatory process is not completely controlled. This can cause tissue damage and chronic pain. Mast cells are among the key components of the inflammatory process. By using pervasive acoustic waves, their activity may be increased. Activation of mast cells is followed by the production of chemokines and cytokines. These pro-inflammatory compounds increase inflammation and then restore normal healing and regenerative processes.
Dissolution of calcified fibroblasts
Calcium build-up is most often caused by micro-tears in tendons or other types of trauma. Acoustic waves help in breaking up the existing calcifications. Using shockwave therapy, calcium deposits of a toothpaste-like consistency are decalcified and the tendon is treated. The lymphatic system removes these calcium granules.
Releasing trigger points
In the back, neck, shoulder, and limbs, trigger points are the main cause of pain. Associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers, they have extremely constrained sarcomeres. Sarcomeres that are dysfunctional contract so tightly that they cut off their own blood supply. As a result, waste products accumulate. Build-up of waste products irritates the sensory nerve endings, causing further contraction. Metabolic crisis is the result of this vicious cycle. In the theory, the delivered acoustic energy unblocks the calcium pump, which reverses the metabolic crisis in the muscle fibers and releases the trigger points.

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