Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses acoustic waves in order to treat injured areas of the body. Its purpose is to reduce pain and promote healing.
ESWT uses shockwaves similar to those used in the breaking down of kidney stones. However, it is only one tenth as intense, making it quite safe for the body. Shockwave treatment in Edmonton involves a wide range of applications and can be used to treat a variety of injuries.
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The therapy promotes hyperaemia, which is the increase of blood flow to a specific part of the body. An increase in blood circulation provides energy, loosens muscles and helps to break down the path interactions between myosin and actin. This will decrease muscle tension and pain.
Collagen is the main protein found in connective tissues all over the body. It works with elastin to give the skin structure and flexibility. It is also required for any ligament damage repair process.
Shockwave therapy reduces acidic histamine and speeds up the body's metabolism. The treatment will stimulate the nerves responsible for pain transmission to the brain and reduce pain instantly. It will also stimulate the body's healing process and increase the formation of blood vessels in affected areas, speeding up recovery.
It can be used to treat soft tissue injuries. It is non-invasive and requires no hospitalization. Shockwave therapy can be a little painful, but is generally tolerable.