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Shockwave Therapy

One Method

Many Indications


Muscle pain? Tendinopathies?

Osteoarthritis? No More Pain!

SWISS DOLORCLAST METHOD

Discover the solution in Shock Wave therapy

HIGH INTENSITY PRESSURE WAVES

Shock Waves are movements of extremely high pressure caused by, for example, an explosion, an earthquake or a plane breaking the sound barrier.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is the application of Shock Waves in Medicine

It is clinically proven that pressure waves, when applied to injured tissues, stimulate metabolic reactions:

  • Reduction of pain felt by nerve fibers
  • Increase of blood circulation in surrounding soft tissues
  • Beginning of healing process triggered by stem cells activation

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, the tissue that connects your heel to your toes. Athletes, especially runners, and people who tend to be on their feet for long periods of time are among those most likely to develop it, as their activities strain this tissue.

Repeated strain will cause small tears in the tissue, resulting in severe heel pain when walking. The pain is most pronounced first thing in the morning or after sitting for a long time.

Shockwave Therapy has shown promising results when being used to treat plantar faciitis.

  • Reduce the activities that irritate your foot, such as running on hard surfaces.
  • Icing your foot may reduce the swelling.
  • Toe stretches and calf stretches several times a day may help stretch out the plantar fascia.
  • Wear shoes with good arch support or purchase insoles for your shoes.

Achilies Heel

Achilles tendinopathy, characterized by pain, swelling and stiffness of the achilles tendon, is believed to be caused by repeated small injuries or tears to the achilles tendon, which connects the heel to the calf muscle. Athletes most often deal with this overuse injury, but anyone engaged in excessive training or who is using poor technique in their training is susceptible to this form of tendinitis.

As the many small tears begin to swell, a person will begin to experience pain and stiffness at the back of the heel, worsening to the point where he may be unable to walk normally. The area may also be sore to the touch.

Suggested treatments for achilles tendinopathy begin with conservative options and evolve depending upon a person’s response to treatment. Doctors will usually suggest working through these options before suggesting surgery.

  • Take time off from the sport or activity that is causing the injury and pain.
  • Use painkillers, anti-inflammatories and/or ice to relieve the pain and swelling, especially in the early stages.
  • Try stretching exercises and orthotics suggested by a physical therapist to relieve stiffness and pain.
  • Steroid injections have been known to help with the swelling, but there is a risk of further damaging the tendon.
  • Shock-wave therapy, in which sound waves are passed though the achilles tendon, has been effective in treating achilles tendinopathy, although there are side effects of soreness in the calf muscle, as well as the risk of further damage to the tendon.