Shock wave therapy (SWT) Kiev
Shockwave therapy is a special method of treatment in which an acoustic wave acts on fibrous formations and calcifications, which provides rapid loosening, as well as a gradual resorption of their fragments. When shock waves are applied to the problem area, new capillaries are formed. As a result, the blood circulation processes in the affected area are improved. It is due to this property that relapses of the disease after a full course of therapy with the SWT method are extremely rare.
In addition to restoring blood flow, acoustic waves:
- improve lymph flow;
- reduce puffiness;
- relieve pain syndrome.
Today on the market there is a huge number of different SWT devices that differ from each other:
- method of generating acoustic waves;
- qualitative characteristics of shock waves;
The medical center "Awatage" has been practicing SWT treatment for over 15 years. Before starting treatment, each patient undergoes an examination to determine an accurate diagnosis and select the optimal treatment regimen using the SWT method.
Shockwave therapy - the main indications for
The SWT treatment method has a large number of indications for use. Most common indications:
- Heel spur. One of the most common problems that is successfully solved by the SWT method is the "gold" standard for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. In terms of the number of visits, it is the heel spur that leads among other diseases. In 70% of patients with a diagnosis of heel spur, the pain syndrome disappears after 1-2 sessions. Most often, patients are recommended from 3 to 6 procedures, which are carried out with an interval of 5-7 days. The average duration of one SWT session is from 10 to 15 minutes. After completion of the full course of treatment, relapses of pathology are extremely rare. Repeated exacerbations are noted in no more than 2% of patients after several years.
- Achilles bursitis, achylodynia. The second most frequent pathology, the effectiveness of treatment by the method of shock wave therapy is about 99%. To completely get rid of the unpleasant symptoms of pathology, 3 to 5 sessions of shock wave therapy are enough.
- Epicondyllitis. Pathology that is difficult to treat conservatively. In 50% of patients, an improvement in their condition is noted after the first treatment session. The duration of the course of treatment is about 5 SWT procedures, which are done with an interval of 5-7 days.
- Periarthritis of the shoulder scapular (including calcifying). Pathology that responds well to shock wave treatment. Already after 2-3 sessions, most patients notice an improvement in their condition, restoration of joint mobility and a decrease in pain. A month after the course of treatment, X-rays show the disappearance of calcifications in the shoulder. The duration of the course is 5-7 procedures.
- Chronic ulcers (long non-healing wounds), diabetic foot. They are successfully treated with the SWT method, regardless of the etiology and stage of repair. Shock waves trigger the growth of new capillaries (anegeogenesis - for the first time in medicine), accelerate wound healing processes, affecting the epithelialization processes. In the treatment of ulcers, SWT is one of the components of complex therapy. In diabetic foot, shock wave therapy is used as monotherapy with an efficiency of 99%. The duration of the course of treatment does not exceed 8-10 procedures.
With the help of shock waves, the following are equally successfully treated:
- patellar ligament syndrome;
- pain after injuries;
- intense pain with arthrosis;
- prostatitis (CPPS)
- meniscus tear, sports injuries, etc.
SWT - the main contraindications
Despite the high efficiency and obvious advantages, shock wave treatment, like any other technique, has its own contraindications for use. The main ones are:
- oncological processes;
- disorders of blood coagulation processes;
- the presence of a pacemaker;
- acute infectious diseases.