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Shock Wave Therapy

How does shock wave works

A shockwave is a wave with a rapid increase in pressure within a very short time and then having a gradual decrease of pressure with a small negative pressure phase. Shockwave is aimed at the affected area that are the source of chronic pain, the influence of the shockwaves causes to the dissolution of calcium deposits and leads to better vascularization. The after-effect is relief from the pain.

Effect of shock wave

Shockwave has the following effects:


1.By the targeted application of the shockwaves, stress to the surrounding tissues is quite insignificant
2.The body is not burdened by pharmaceuticals, except the short-term effect of local anesthesia if used.
3.The possibility of preventing the necessity of surgical intervention and its relevant Hazards.
4.For some indications, such as tennis elbow, there is really no other effective treatment


1.Application to certain tissues: The eyes and the surrounding area, the myocardium, the spinal cord, the gonads, the kidneys, and the liver.
2.Blood disorders, coagulation problems or the use of anticoagulants.
3.Polypus in the area of treatment.
5.Tumor diseases.
7.Growing cartilage in children.
8.Therapy using corticoids.
9.Inapplicable on areas in proximity to large nerve bundles, bundles, blood vessels, the spinal cord and the head.

Possible Side Effects

1. Erythema or swelling can temporarily occur in the treated area.
2. Loss of bodily sensation or itching can temporarily occur in the treated area.
3. Skin damage after previous corticoid therapy.
4. Shockwave application can cause undesirable heart activity.

If you are suffering from chronic pain from sport, work, or accident-related injuries, please give us a call at 403-454-1958 to schedule an appointment for an assessment and possible treatment with our shock wave therapy equipment.

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