Shock waves are high-energy acoustic waves generated by electro-hydraulic, electromagnetic or piezoelectric equipment. They have a regenerative effect in the treated area.
The action mechanism of shock waves is mechanical (mechanical reduction of calcification) and cavitation (a series of vapour bubbles increase the intracellular tonic exchange ). Increased local capillarisation results in reduction of inflammatory factors.
It has been used in orthopaedics since 1991. Shockwave therapy has no side effects and within 3-6 sessions you experience the removal of symptoms when it comes to pathogens such as fibrosis and calcification, tendon or overload disorders (epicondylitis, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, calcific tendinitis, bursitis, patellar tendinitis, painful trigger points, etc.).
1,500-2,000 shocks with a frequency of 120-140 shocks/minute (about 10 minutes) are applied for each treatment.
In the light of the above, the clinical indications in orthopaedics include:
• nonunions (delayed healing of fractures)
• aseptic osteonecrosis (areas of bone necrosis)
• degenerative tendon and/or calcified shoulder
• epicondylitis and medial epicondylitis ("tennis" and "golfer" elbow respectively)
• heel spur and plantar fasciitis
• insertional Achilles tendonitis
• patellar tendinitis (also in patellar tendon disorders in knees operated on for reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament with part of the patellar tendon)
• goosefoot tendinitis
• groin pain
• shin syndrome (tibia pain borne by athletes and dancers, owing to functional overload)
• trochanteric bursitis
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