Research has shown that shockwave therapy works as same way as red chilli peppers. First, the mouth is on fire, the it feels completely numb. In human body, C nerve fibers will releas
e a specific substance called substance P which are responsible for transmitting pain. However, when shockwave is activated for some period, the C nerve fibers will become incapable and release less substance P and eventually reduce the pain. Reduction in substance P can also cause a declination of neurogenic inflammation and lead to foster healing by activating stem cells in the treated tissue.
So what is Shockwave Therapy ?
Also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is a non-evasive, non-electrical high energy
sound wave that passes through the body via a hand-held probe. The shock waves produce a rapid increase in blood circulation to the target area and will break down fibrous scar tissue which builds up over time, especially with chronic conditions.
What is the key feature of Shockwave Therapy ?
The main goal of using shockwave is to breakdown scar tissue . Scar tissue is non-elastic and will limit our movement and functions of joint, thereby weakening the unaffected tissue surrounding it, often causing further damage and pain.
By increasing circulation and breaking down scar tissue, shockwave therapy will stimulate cell regeneration and promote normal healing and rapid reduction of pain.
What does Shockwave Therapy treat ?
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shoulder Pain, e.g Frozen Shoulder
- Tennis Elbow
- Golf Elbow
- Hip Pain
- Heel Pain
It is clinically proven that shockwave helps in:
- Reduction of pain felt by nerve fibres
- Increase of blood circulation in surrounding soft tissues
- Beginning of healing process triggered by stem cells activation