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What Is Shockwave Therapy And How Does It work?

Feb 18, 2022 Health and Fitness

As the name suggests, Shockwave Therapy uses patented technology to generate acoustic shock waves of pressure that can be applied to various injuries and ailments to trigger the body’s natural healing processes. 

A number of clinical studies have shown shockwave therapy can provide the following benefits:

  • New blood vessel formation: The application of acoustic shockwaves waves creates capillary micro-ruptures in the tendon and bone which in turn triggers the body’s natural healing processes. You can even book radial shockwave therapy in South West Edmonton.

    These healing processes create new blood vessels that improve blood supply and oxygenation of the treated area and support faster healing.

  • Reversal of chronic inflammation: Mast cells play a crucial role in the healing process, and clinical studies have shown Shockwave treatments trigger mast cell activation which in turn triggers the body’s healing and regenerative processes that lead to a reversal of inflammation.

  • Stimulation of collagen production: The production of a sufficient amount of collagen is a necessary pre-condition for the body’s repair processes to be effective – clinical studies have shown shockwave therapy accelerates procollagen production.

  • Breaking down calcium build-up: Calcium build-up is most often a result of micro-tears or other trauma to a tendon. Shockwave therapy starts the decalcification of the calcium build-up and the granular particles of calcium are then removed by the lymphatic system.

  • Pain reduction: If you lower the concentration of pain neurotransmitters in the injured area you reduce the pain felt. Clinical studies have shown that acoustic waves generated by Shockwave therapy lower the pain neurotransmitter concentration and trigger pain relief.