Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses acoustic waves to address musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those involving tendons, ligaments, and certain types of chronic pain.
During shockwave therapy, high-energy acoustic waves are directed to the affected area of the body. These waves are delivered through a handheld device and penetrate the skin, transmitting energy to targeted tissues. The energy from the shockwaves stimulates the body's natural healing response by increasing blood flow, promoting tissue regeneration, and reducing inflammation.
This therapy is commonly used to manage conditions like plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow, rotator cuff tendinopathy, and other chronic tendon and soft tissue injuries. It can also be beneficial for conditions involving bone, such as stress fractures or non-healing fractures.