How Does Shock Wave Therapy Work
How shock wave works can be quite overwhelming, however, if you would like further physiological understanding about the exact healing processes, then please explore the sections below this text to see more in-depth information:
INCREASE TENDON BLOOD SUPPLY
Your injured tissue needs blood for repair and, unfortunately, four weeks after injury the supply tap is turned off by the body. Shock Wave Therapy works by increasing this lifeblood supply with surgery by pumping natural serum already within your body to the areas that need it most. The parched tissue can now have a good slurp of its favourite nutritious drink.
BREAK UP TENDON CALCIFICATION
Often when poorly hydrate people get injured the blood thickens and instead of delivering a pleasant drink it provides a thick milkshake type of blood surum. This serum is heavy loaded with Calcium and the body can leave this calcium trail as it floods to the injured tendon. The hole where you injured (pulled or torn) the tissue clogs up with this chalky deposits and restricts access to blood that would usually help you to heal. Shock Wave Therapy takes this away very quickly and an incredible amount of relif is frequently seen with 24hrs
Tendons are shock wave's commonest treatment area, with muscle tightness in second, each session kick starts a stage of regeneration into the tissue. Healing takes time, and repeated Shock Wave Therapy (SWT) sittings. Each session adds together to boost revival. The wave kick starts the usually slow process of healing your body by increasing blood flow & eliminating calcification. Each area will need different amounts of treatments depending on the size of the area, how long the area has been suffering and your capacity to heal.
TRIGGER POINTS RELEASE
Muscle bellies get injured too, these injuries can either happen from not moving enough (adhesions) or from moving too much (strain). With either cause of harm, the result is the same - focal nodules of thickened muscle fibre. These hard bits are either knots in the muscle tissues or scar tissue from a poorly healed strain. Practitioner massage and home stretching were previously used in the treatment of these bundles of but this was painful and often only partially effective. Shock wave therapy is seven times more efficient at breaking down these pockets of tightness and over ten times as fast.
Collagen fibres are in most moving tissue including skin, muscles and tendons. If tissues have healed inadequately or weakened over time, the collagen will tighten after shock wave therapy.