Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical therapy that is used as part of rehabilitation to promote recovery by providing pain relief as well as mobility restoration.
Shockwave therapy is a multidisciplinary device used in sports medicine, orthopaedics, and physiotherapy. It can be used in a number of musculoskeletal conditions, including tendon problems, bursitis, and bone injuries.
The treatment initiates a pro-inflammatory response, an inflammation-like condition, in the tissue that is being treated. Blood circulation and metabolism in the area increases, which in turn accelerates the healing process. The shockwaves break down scar tissue and bony deposits stimulating new healing.