Muscular pain affects millions of people every day. For some people this type of pain is nuisance, but for many it is physically debilitating – reducing their quality of life and limiting their ability to enjoy activities with family and friends.Your chronic pain may be related to scar tissue and adhesions formed either in soft tissue or tendon/ligament post injury. A treatment with Radial Shockwave Therapy presses the “reset” button on chronic scarred and hard-to-treat soft tissue. Scar tissue or adhesions in many cases adheres to and puts pressure on nerves, which can result in pain. By breaking up the the scarring and adhesions, the treatment helps take pressure off the nerve and increases circulation to the area which helps the body heal itself more efficiently.
Say “No” to Pain with Shockwave Therapy
Radial Shockwave Therapy application for orthopedic and neurological conditions:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondilitis)
- Patellar Tip Syndrome
- Patellar Tendonitis (Jumpers Knee)
- Tibialis Anterior Syndrome
- Heel Spurs
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondilitis)
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
- Calcific Tendonitis of the Shoulder
- Various sports injuries
How does Shockwave Therapy work?
Radial Shockwave Therapy (Radial Pulse Therapy) is the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatment protocol for musculoskeletal disorders. This proprietary technology is based on a distinctive set of direct pressure waves projected to a damaged tissue. That increases blood circulation, stimulates the metabolism and accelerates healing process. Injured tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals. This non-invasive in office procedure represents a superior treatment choice for a broad range of orthopedic and neurological conditions.
Tissue Repair and Cell Growth
The mechanical stress, produced with enPuls System, triggers reactions in the tissue that have a positive influence on a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. Ingrowth of Neovascularization Nutrient blood flow is required to start and maintain the repair processes of damaged tissue structures. The application of Radial Pulse Shockwave Therapy creates capillary micro-ruptures in tendon and bone and significantly increases the expression of growth indicators. These two processes stimulate the growth and remodeling of new arterioles. The newly formed blood vessels will improve the blood supply and the oxygenation resulting in the faster healing of bones and tendons.
Reversal of Chronic Inflammation
Normally, an inflammation is a healthy response to an injury and lasts a certain period of time. Chronic inflammation occurs when this inflammation response was not halted on time, thus causing damage to surrounding tissues resulting in chronic pain. Shockwave therapy increases metabolism; improves cell permeability caused by mechanical stress to the cell wall; causes release of a substance P (a neurotransmitter and pain mediator) reducing pain threshold; releases AGF and VGF (growth hormones); and increases cellular activity via gene expression. These processes restore normal healing and regeneration process.
Stimulation of Collagen Repair
Tissue regeneration process requires the production of adequate amounts of collagen (fibrous protein that makes up bones, tendons, cartilage and other connective tissue). Radial Shockwave Therapy or Radial Pulse Therapy initiates and hastens synthesis of procollagen (the precursor of collagen). The newly formed collagen fibers are forced into longitudinal tendon fibers. These newly formed tendons become more dense and firm.
Release of Trigger Points
Trigger points, also known as muscle knots and described as hyperirritable spots in muscle tissue, are responsible for the majority causes of pain in the neck, back, shoulders, arms and legs. They are associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers and have extremely contracted sarcomeres (segments of muscle fibers). The dysfunctional sarcomeres contract so tightly that they begin to cut off their own blood supply. This causes the build-up of waste products (lactic acid), which in turn irritates the sensory nerve endings, which then causes yet more contraction. This vicious cycle is referred to as a “metabolic crisis.” Current scientific investigations assumed that the delivered direct pressure with shockwave therapy unblocks the calcium pump. Thus, it reverses the “metabolic crisis” and releases painful trigger points.
Radial Shockwave Therapy Benefits
Radial Shockwave Therapy (Radial Pulse Therapy) is fast, safe and effective. The average application consists of one or two treatment sessions weekly, for a total of 6 – 10 treatments. These are documented medical effects followed Radial Shockwave Therapy:
- Immediate, sustaining pain relief
- Increased range of mobility
- Controlled normalized muscle tone
- Decrease in trigger point activity
Ask your healthcare professional about the Radial Shockwave Therapy!
Radial Shockwave Therapy creates a mechanical stress that may cause mild discomfort during treatment. Depending on the desired depth of penetration, varying amounts of energy may be utilized to create the desired effect and some soreness may be experienced post-treatment.
Most patients report some pain after the first treatment. However, the effects are most prominent following the second and third treatment. Your clinician will be able to help you through this process, as every patient may respond differently.
The normal number of treatments is 5 to 6, but certain conditions may require up to maximum of 10 treatments. Four to seven days between treatments is recommended for the body to recover naturally. It is normal to continue your physical activities within guidelines set by your health care provider.
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