When these sound waves interact with the tissues of your body these beneficial effects may occur:
Generate New Blood Vessels
Blood flow is critical for healing tissue and injures. Shockwave Therapy has been shown to stimulate angiogenesis which means it creates new capillaries in the target tissue. Thus increasing blood flow to the injured area for faster recovery.
Chronic inflammation is often the cause of chronic pain in your body. Inflammation is a natural response from your body to help heal the injured area. However, inflammation that doesn’t end can do more harm than good slowing down recovery. Shockwave Therapy can help reduce inflammation thereby accelerating healing.
Stimulation of collagen formation
Production of enough collagen is essential for the repair processes. Shockwave therapy increases production of collagen. As the injured area returns back to having strong collagen fibres the functionality can be restored.
Not only that, there are several more benefits that make this treatment attractive to patients besides the high success rate.
It is non-invasive and non surgical so patients can return to their normal life right after treatment. Patients can even drive themselves home after.
Dissolves Calcium Build-Up
When tendons go through chronic inflammation it can create a calcific response and can severely limit your mobility and range of motion.
For example, if there is calcium buildup in the shoulder it can cause worsening symptoms of impingement and pain with movement. Calcium build up in other tendons like the patella tendon can cause that stiff feeling or limited movement.
Interrupts Pain Signals
You see, pain actually comes from your brain not the injured area. For example, if your knee hurts, the pain is not really in your knee. The knee is sending signals to your brain, then your brain basically says that hurts. Shockwave Therapy can help override these signals from reaching your brain. The medical term for this is Diffuse Noxious Inhibitory Control (DNIC).