How does shockwave therapy work?
Here, high-energy waves are focused on the area of the painful region. This stimulates blood circulation and allows the body to heal itself. In this way, we can achieve significant relief in chronic pain conditions.
tendon and soft tissue disorders
Good therapeutic results can be achieved, particularly when it comes to tendons and heel spurs. For prolonged and chronic pain, this therapy may need to be combined with other treatments.
We also use focused shock waves when treating a calcareous shoulder. This stimulates blood circulation, which leads to a reduction in inflammation. In addition, smaller calcium deposits are dissolved and the overlying tendon can glide freely and painlessly again.
trigger point therapy
Trigger point therapy can be performed if there is tension in the shoulder and neck area and if there are muscular nodules above the coccyx. The selective (2 mm²) transfer of energy through the shock wave increases blood flow and thus releases the tension. Even with fibromyalgia, pain relief can be achieved here without side effects.
wound healing disorder
Studies have shown that even chronic wounds can be treated with shock waves. This is because the increased blood flow leads to faster wound closure. In combination with the PRP therapy There are two highly effective treatment concepts for wound treatment available here.
bone healing disorder
Another use is possible for fracture healing disorders (pseudarthroses). Studies have shown that healing can be achieved by using shock waves, particularly on hand and foot bones. As a result, a new operation can be avoided.
11. How is the recovery process going?
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 procedure. In any case, it will take several weeks before you can walk again without crutches after knee surgery, until you can fully exercise your knee again, usually up to six months, in some cases even 12 months.
In the case of a cartilage cell transplant, for example, the knee is usually able to regain normal strength only one year after the operation. The recovery process for cruciate ligament ruptures also takes a very long time; a full load may take place after six months at the earliest. This is more difficult to assess during meniscus surgery. The healing process can take from one week to six weeks. Whatever knee surgery you have, it is very important that physiotherapy starts immediately after the operation and that the recovery process is well supervised by professionals. Therefore, do not miss the follow-up tests. They contribute to the fact that
Whatever knee surgery you have, it is very important that physiotherapy starts immediately after the operation and that the recovery process is well supervised by professionals. Therefore, do not miss the follow-up tests. They help make the operation worthwhile for you and hopefully you can move (almost) pain-free again.