Shockwave: a cutting-edge medical technology that literally blows away troublesome calcifications

 

Shockwave therapy is a safe and effective medical alternative for the treatment of chronic injuries that are resistant to physical therapy, medication and cortisone injections.

shockwave therapy

Thérapie au shockwave

 

What is shockwave?

The shockwave (Shock Wave Therapy) is a state-of-the-art technology that was developed from lithotripsy, a technique used for over thirty years to treat kidney stones by making them explode. The shockwave is based on the same principle: by bringing a strong increase of pressure in the tissues to be treated. This increase in pressure will trigger a series of physical and chemical transformations at the cellular level of the treated area. The main effect of shockwave is a direct mechanical force that occurs at the cellular level when the energy wave passes through the treated tissue. These waves cause a controlled impact on the tissue in question. The result is a biological reaction in the cells of that tissue that causes an increase in blood flow, which sets off a chain of reactions that accelerates the body's natural healing processes.

Shockwave has proven to be an effective treatment option for these conditions. It is unique in its ability to treat conditions that have become chronic, where other more traditional therapies have not been as effective.

Most patients treated with Shockwave Therapy frequently report immediate relief or significant reduction in pain and significant improvement in mobility after their first treatment.

 

Traitement shockwave

Traitement shockwave

 

Conditions treated with shockwave

  • Painful trigger points
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Chronic tendonitis with or without calcification
  • Shoulder tendonitis (with or without calcification)
  • Painful restriction of shoulder movements
  • Calcific tendonitis
  • Calcific bursitis
  • Bursitis (with or without calcification)
  • Patellar syndrome and achillodynia
  • Anterior tibial syndrome
  • Epicondylitis (Tennis elbow or Golfer elbow) ? painful elbow irritation
  • Heel ? Heel spur (Lenoir spur)
  • Painful inflammation under the heel or foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Patellar tendonitis ? pain just below the knee cap
  • Trochanteric bursitis (hip)
  • Tendonitis of the patellar tendon
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Scar tissue
  • Stress Fractures
  • Calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff

 

thérapie au shockwave pour les bursites ou tendinites calcifiées

Shockwave: pour les bursites ou tendinites calcifiées

 

For all these conditions, the application of shockwave has been studied and documented with great success, which underlines the wide range of applications of this simple therapeutic procedure, which opens the way to many other applications.

 

Application of shockwave therapy

The scientific protocol recommends that patients receive three treatments, one week apart. Each treatment consists of approximately 2,000 shocks in an area the size of a dollar coin.

Duration of shockwave treatment

The treatment of shockwave is generally done at the rate of one visit per week and it is necessary to count, on average, of 3 to 6 visits to regulate the inflammatory conditions and 6 to 10 visits for calcifications.

 

Is the shockwave treatment painful?

Treatments performed with first generation devices, which were put on the market 3 to 10 years ago, do cause a lot of pain to patients during treatment. However, we use the latest generation of equipment, which is more effective and especially less painful. However, there are some areas that are much more painful than others, such as when treating calcification in the shoulder or Achilles tendon. In these situations, we will apply ice about 15 minutes before the shockwave treatment to minimize your discomfort.

 

Contraindications to shockwave treatment

  • Treatments at the site of passage of nerves or large blood vessels
  • Poorly localized and non-palpable pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Risk of bleeding, such as in hemophilia, in anticoagulated patients, or in cases where the blood platelet count is less than 50,000
  • Pulmonary and cardiac region
  • Open scar on the area to be treated
  • Presence of infection or acute inflammation at the site of the lesion to be treated
  • Growing bones
  • Weakened tissues, for example by bone metastases or by prolonged intensive corticosteroid therapy.

List of clinics offering Shockwave Therapy

Please note that a member of a licensed professional association will administer the shockwave treatment.

 

To learn more, please visit our website specialized in shockwave: www.sosshockwave.com

You can also download our shockwave brochure: shockwave therapy