Trigger Point Shock Wave Therapy, also known as the Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, or myofascial compression, is widely used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain in muscles, tendons, and joints. Shock wave therapy describes the use of acoustic waves to target tissue at varying depths to compress and manipulate tissue resulting in a focused and precise deep tissue massage. The results of the mechanical stimulus delivered can lead to increased circulation and pain relief – key components in the healing process.
The PiezoWave2, combines orthopedic applications of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) with the applications of Trigger Point Shock Wave Therapy (TPST), which are highly efficient, non-surgical treatments for chronic pain in the musculoskeletal system
Trigger Point Shock Wave Therapy offers a significant expansion of the range of applications for myofascial pain syndrome. The extracorporeal, focused shock wave allows precise diagnosis and therapy of active and latent trigger points that are thickened, pain-sensitive points within a usually tense muscle.
Common Diagnoses Treated:
- Tennis Elbow
- Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder
- Golfer’s elbow
- Trigger point treatment
- Greater trochanteric pain syndrome
- Patellofemoral syndrome
- Medial tibial stress syndrome
- Plantar Tarsalgia
- Achilles tendinopathy
How it Works:
The PiezoWave2 delivers mechanical energy in the form of sound waves to target tissue, including tenocytes in tendons, fibroblasts in ligaments and skin, osteocytes in bone, chondrocytes in articular cartilage, and endothelial cells in blood vessels, which are all highly responsive to mechanical energy. The PiezoWave2 then localizes trigger points, delivering highly focused acoustic pulses that penetrate precisely to the desired depth. Penetration depths of between 0.5mm and 3 cm are possible, depending on the therapy source. This facilitates cellular repair by increasing blood flow and reducing pain.