Shockwave Therapy2021-10-27T17:18:37-04:00
Foot Related Treatments

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy

using the Swiss DolorClast® method is clinically proven to be a non-invasive, fast and effective treatment for foot pain. No medication required!

What is Shockwave Therapy?

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

Extracorporeal Shockwave 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 of:

  • Reduction of pain felt by nerve fibres
  • Increase of blood circulation in surrounding soft tissues
  • Beginning the healing process triggered by stem cells activation
What can Shockwave treat?

Shockwave Therapy is an effective treatment for:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Heel pain
  • Arch pain
What are the risks?

When performed correctly, ESWT with the Swiss DolorClast® has only minimal risks.

Typical device-related non-serious adverse events are:

  • Pain and discomfort during and after treatment (anesthesia is not necessary)
  • Reddening of the skin
  • Petechiae (pinpoint bruising)
  • Swelling and numbness of the skin over the treatment area

These device-related, non-serious adverse events usually disappear within 36 hours after the treatment.

Accordingly, the following contraindications of ESWT® using the Swiss DolorClast® must be considered:

  • Over air-filled tissue (lung, gut)
  • Pre-ruptured tendons
  • Pregnant women
  • Patients under the age of 18 years (except for Osgood-Schlatter disease and muscular dysfunction in children with spastic movement disorders)
  • Patients with blood-clotting disorders (including local thrombosis)
  • Patients treated with oral anticoagulants
  • Tissue with local tumours or local bacterial or viral infections
  • Patients treated with cortisone
How does it work?

Shockwave Therapy using the Swiss DolorClast® method produces non-invasive, high-energy shock waves and delivers them to the tissue through the skin’s surface with a gel medium.

As a result, the therapy activates self-healing processes where pain occurs. To put it simply, better blood circulation and the creation of new blood vessels result in improved metabolism. This, in turn, activates cell generation and helps dissolve calcium deposits.

The cause of chronic pain may be eliminated even in a short period.

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