Shockwave therapy is used to improve the outcomes of rehabilitation in slow-healing tissues. It has been shown to very effective in treatment when done by the proper professionals in the right setting. Shockwave therapy uses radial pressure waves, which are mechanical vibrations, to change the actual tissue of the body. It increased the release of free radicals, which then release pain-alleviating metabolites. It also encourages the growth of new capillaries in the body, as well as reducing muscle spasticity and reducing pain.
There are a wide variety of ailments which can be treated with shockwave therapy. This includes plantar fasciitis, jumper’s knee, tennis elbow, bursitis, Achilles tendonitis and other ailments. It should be noted that shockwave therapy does not generally hurt but can create some mild pain which does not continue long afterwards.