Shockwave therapy breaks down tissues of the body that are injured. It does so by triggering a response to the affected area. This response results in increased blood flow and metabolism in that particular area. Consequently, the natural healing processes of the body get accelerated. It can also to provide immediate relief from the pain.
In order to deliver shockwaves therapy the following process is followed:
- At first, the affected area is identified by palpation.
- Once the area is identified, it is marked.
- After that, a contact gel is applied to the skin. It helps shockwave transmission on that particular part.
- A hand-held piece that is attached to the machine used for shockwave is used to deliver this treatment.
It is to be noted that some people may experience pain during this therapy. However, it is generally bearable. In the case when the patient cannot bear the pain, the intensity of the shockwave therapy can be reduced to reduce the discomfort for the patient.