- Shock wave therapy - the use of sound medical purposes
Degenerative-dystrophic diseases of the musculoskeletal system
At higher loads on joints in them start slowly changing, gradually leading to the destruction of the cartilage of the articular surfaces of bones that form the joint. This violates the blood supply and metabolism of the joint in it, which leads to destruction of cartilage cells. Gradually, the process begins to affect and periarticular tissues, as well as broken and there is blood supply. All this leads to the death of muscle cells and their replacement by connective tissue (fibrosis). Over time, the affected tissue become alkaline, which helps them in the loss of calcium (calcification or obezystvlenie), tissues become hard, all the metabolic processes in them even more slowed down
What is shockwave therapy
Using the vibration energy of the sound wave for medical purposes it was started in the early 80s of the last century, after the invention of the first device to remotely break up kidney stones
Crushing kidney stones - size matters
and biliary tract (lithotripsy). Currently available third generation devices for lithotripsy, and the industry has gone further: there were similar devices for influencing the soft tissue. The methodology applied in the framework of physical therapy care and called shock-wave therapy (SWT).
Under the influence of sound waves vibrating at the tissue subjected to the action, dilates blood vessels, tissues receive extra food and oxygen that helps to activate metabolism. Furthermore, the shock wave breaks up the calcium salt into smaller particles that are then removed from the body through the venous and lymphatic systems. As a result of such exposure in the tissues surrounding the joints, activates metabolic processes, which prevents them alkalization and loss of calcium, ie degenerative processes. The patient feels the effects of such an impact in the form of relieving pain and increase range of motion.
UHT used in the treatment of other diseases. Thus, its use in the treatment of coronary heart disease: a sound wave is focused in the region allows the influence on the heart, causing the formation of new blood vessels to bypass the coronary artery which supplies blood bad cardiac muscle.
In cosmetology used shock wave therapy for the treatment of cellulite, get rid of fat deposits, located in a certain place, and also to reduce the recovery period after plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures (eg after peeling).
This is a shock-wave therapy
Shock wave therapy on different devices (depending on the application) is assigned:
- under different degenerative (metabolic) diseases of the musculoskeletal system: the spine (osteochondrosis, herniated disc), joints (arthritis), with heel spur, diseases of the muscles, tendons and ligaments;
- in the treatment of diabetic foot - complications of diabetes
Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease
Which is in violation of the blood supply to tissues and long-term course of metabolic disorders;
- in the treatment of trauma of the musculoskeletal system, such as fractures;
- in cardiology for the treatment of coronary heart disease;
- in cosmetics for the treatment of cellulite, remove localized fat deposits and within the framework of rehabilitation after plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures.
Contra-indications for shock wave therapy
Shock wave therapy is not applicable:
- Pregnancy on any terms;
- and at any acute exacerbation of chronic infections;
- in benign and malignant tumors of any localization (stimulated tumor growth);
- when a bleeding disorder;
- if the patient pacemaker
Pacemaker: heart flaming engine
(the device that stimulates heartbeats).
Shock wave therapy is not carried out in the head, nerve trunks and large blood vessels. Not carried as the impact shock wave therapy to the lungs.
The first thing you notice immediately after the session, patients with diseases of musculoskeletal system, - a reduction or complete disappearance of pain. But one day the pain may come back and continue for several days and then re-tested for a long period of time.
The therapeutic effect is to improve the blood supply to the altered tissue, accelerating metabolic processes, resorption of calcium salt deposits and restoring muscle cells. With cosmetic procedures - in a rapid tissue repair, coronary heart disease - the reduction or complete disappearance of angina attacks
Angina: When the heart needs help
Shock wave therapy - a new effective method for the treatment of various metabolic-distoroficheskih soft tissue diseases.