Shockwave therapy has been successfully used in urology for around three decades. For some time now it has also proved successful in modern pain therapy and trigger point treatment.
The term ‘shockwave therapy’ refers to mechanical pressure pulses that are used in the human body for a therapeutic effect. The pulses expand as a wave, and when applied to the areas for treatment, stimulate the body’s regenerative capabilities. Shockwaves influence large areas of the disease-affected body areas and speed up the self-healing process in a targeted manner. The metabolism is improved and blood circulation is stimulated locally to allow inflamed or damaged tissue to regenerate faster. Furthermore painful calcific deposits in joints can be dissolved with shockwave therapy, so that in time they are absorbed, transported and released from the body over the bloodstream. Another application area is the treatment of trigger points. Triggers are painful knots around muscles and sinews.They often cause pain that need not necessarily occur near the trigger point, but in completely different areas of the body (remote trigger points).