Shock Wave therapy

Shock Wave therapy represents the latest achievement in pain treatment!
We treat heel spurs, shoulder and knee pain, tennis elbow, inflammation of the Achilles tendon, and many other conditions very quickly and successfully at Profizikal.
If you have any of these problems, Shock Wave therapy is the ideal solution for you.

The radial shock wave therapy system developed by the Swiss manufacturer STORZ MEDICAL represents the gold standard in this form of therapy. Radial shock wave therapy is a highly effective treatment that uses high-energy sound waves that are directed to the afflicted region of the body. It promotes the healing process by activating the body to self-regenerate, stimulating the metabolism and accelerating blood circulation, which leads to regeneration.

How is Shock Wave applied?

The application of the Shock Wave STORZ MEDICAL device, which our center owns, is very broad and helps in a large number of conditions and injuries, such as:

  • Pain in the shoulder (with and without calcifications)
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Elbow injuries - Tennis elbow
  • Pain in the pelvis and hips
  • Jumper's knee (Patellar tendinopathy)
  • Heel spur (calcar calcanei)
  • Muscle injuries
  • Muscle pain
  • Stimulation of muscle trigger points
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Injuries and pain in the neck and back
  • Calcifications in ligaments, tendons and muscles
  • Cellulite removal
  • Body shaping

Pain alleviation and elimination

Shock Wave therapy reduces muscle tension and prevents spasms. Hyperemia is one of the basic effects of Shock Wave therapy. It ensures a better supply of blood and, therefore, energy to hypertonic muscle and ligament structures. The patient feels a significant reduction in pain after applying the Shock Wave treatment. Intense pulses that are transmitted to the tissue through transmitters create a strong nociceptive activation of Alpha and Beta fibers that affect interneurons, which then inhibit the transmission of pain signals. In addition to reducing pain, using Shock Wave therapy reduces the risk of developing edema.

Accelerating the rehabilitation process

The application of Shock Wave therapy significantly speeds up the rehabilitation process of patients and their return to the functional state pre- injury. Shock Wave therapy produces a sufficient amount of collagen, which is necessary for the process of reparation of damaged myoskeletal and ligament structures. Shock Wave therapy stimulates the production of collagen in the deeper tissue layers. 

Metabolism acceleration

Shock Wave therapy accelerates the removal of nociceptive metabolites, promotes oxygenation and supplies damaged tissue with a source of energy. In this way, the metabolism is accelerated and the removal of histamine LA and other irritating and harmful substances is supported. Radial shock waves act on tissue at the cellular level. The free radicals emitted by the Shock Wave device affect the chemical environment, stimulating cells to start emitting substances that reduce pain and reduce inflammatory processes.

Restoring mobility

With the help of radial shock wave therapy, hardened fibroplasts are dissolved and biochemical decalcification begins, which increases the mobility of the treated segment.

Eliminating stiffness

Shock Wave can provide a massage effect, which successfully solves the stiffness of the ​trapezius muscles of the back. After the treatment, which lasts only a few minutes, the patient immediately feels relief.

Shock Wave Therapy with acoustic waves uses kinetic energy, which is transformed into a high-pressure acoustic wave with special technology to treat the two biggest causes of cellulite in women: fibrosis of the connective tissue around which fat deposits accumulate and protrusion of fat into the lower layers of the dermis.