How does shock wave therapy work?
Here, high-energy waves are focused on the area of the painful region. This stimulates the blood circulation and leads to self-healing of the body. In chronic pain conditions, we can achieve significant relief in this way.
Tendon disorders and soft tissue diseases
Especially for tendon irritations and heel spurs, good therapy results can be achieved. For prolonged and chronic pain, this therapy may need to be combined with other treatments.
We also use focused shock waves to treat calcified shoulder. This stimulates the blood circulation, which leads to a reduction in inflammation. Furthermore, smaller calcium deposits are dissolved and the overlying tendon can glide freely and painlessly again.
Trigger point therapy
Trigger point therapy can be performed for tension in the shoulder and neck area as well as for muscular nodules above the coccyx. The punctual (2 mm² large) energy transfer through the shock wave leads to an increase in blood circulation and thus to the release of the tension. Pain relief without side effects can also be achieved here in fibromyalgia.
Wound healing disorder
Studies have shown that chronic wounds can also be treated with shock waves. The increased blood circulation leads to faster wound closure. In combination with PRP therapy, two highly effective therapy concepts for wound treatment are available here.
Bone healing disorder
A further use is possible for fracture healing disorders (pseudarthroses). Studies have shown that healing can be achieved through the use of shock waves, especially on hand and foot bones. This means that a new operation can be avoided.
11. what is the recovery process?
This question is very individual and cannot be answered in general terms. It depends on the individual case and in particular on the type of surgical intervention. In any case, it will take several weeks before you can walk again without crutches after a knee operation, and it usually takes up to six months, and in some cases even 12 months, before you can put full weight on your knee again.
In the case of a cartilage cell transplant, for example, the knee can usually only be loaded normally again one year after the operation. The recovery process for cruciate ligament tears is also very long; full weight-bearing is not permitted until six months at the earliest. This is more difficult to assess in the case of meniscus surgery. Whatever knee surgery you have, it is very important that physiotherapy begins immediately after the operation and that the recovery process is well supervised by specialists. Therefore, do not miss the follow-up examinations under any circumstances. They help to ensure that the
Whatever knee surgery you get, it is very important that immediately after the operation physiotherapy begins and that the recovery process is professionally well accompanied. Therefore, do not miss the follow-up examinations under any circumstances. They help to ensure that the operation is worthwhile for you and that you can hopefully move (almost) pain-free again.