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Find out more about the rehabilitative treatment that has the aim of transferring energy to the body tissues in order to stimulate the repairing process.
The use of shock waves as a non-invasive therapy has been conceived in the '70s and first employed to remove kidney stones. The use in the orthopaedic field began only in the '90s to face arthrosis and tendons calcifications. Nowadays its use has been extended in the treatment of many other disorders such as fibrosis, muscle contractures and all the pathologies of the musculoskeletal apparatus in general.
Shock waves are sound pressure waves made by specific generators, projected on the interested area and suggested in the case of tendinitis, periarthritis, ulcers, scleroderma, strains and pulled muscle, bones necrosis, plantar fasciitis, osteitis pubis and skin necrosis.
There are two different kinds of effect, direct and indirect:
Between direct and indirect effect, the most relevant are: