Shock wave therapy (SWT) — reviews and contraindications

When the most effective shock wave therapy

Shock wave therapy — a method of treating the spine and joints. This effect of acoustic waves on the affected area.

Waves cause destruction of bone outgrowths, seals and acts on abdominal muscle, eliminate inflammation, normalize blood circulation and muscle work.

The essence of the method is that wave that creates a special unit of the UFT ,affecting the diseased tissue, destroying the calcium salts that trigger joint pain, improving blood flow and enhancing recovery. In the end, restores the metabolism in tissues, are swelling and pain.

Indications and contraindications to the use of the technique

The main indications:

  • osteoarthritis of large joints;
  • osteochondrosis of various spine;
  • heel spurs;
  • sports injuries;
  • periartropatii;
  • kidney stones;
  • impotence;
  • rehabilitation for fractures;
  • synovitis of the joints;
  • trochanteric;
  • disease Shlyattera;
  • pain in the spinal column and the coccyx;
  • syndrome «tennis elbow»;
  • syndrome «golfer»;
  • flat feet;
  • recovery after arthroplasty of the joint;
  • herniated spinal discs;
  • myofascial syndrome.

Treatment with shock wave therapy heel spurs — the main method of treatment in this disease.

As with implementation of other procedures extracorporeal shock wave therapy has contraindications:

  • tumors in the part to be effects;
  • pregnancy;
  • acute infection;
  • diseases of the blood and increased fragility of blood vessels;
  • the presence of a pacemaker.

Among other things the procedure cannot be carried out in the areas of bone growth, the locations of major blood vessels near the intestines, skull and ribs, tissue of the lungs. In all other situations, use of such treatment is possible.

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How is the procedure

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The procedure is very simple and painless.

The patient lies on the couch. The doctor will cover the skin areas in contact with the sensor device, a layer of a special gel. Then sets of instrument settings, depending on each individual case and violations to be treated.

The sensor is pressed tightly to the skin, and the session begins. It lasts from 5 to 30 minutes. Sessions are conducted every 7 days, a full course of 5-7 sessions. Naturally, the duration and frequency of manipulation depend on the severity of the disease.

Reviews patients about UHT indicate that pain decreases after the first treatment.

For the implementation of the session not required to prepare and doesn’t need rehab. Furthermore, the method has no side effects. With care it is used for the treatment of children and adolescents.

The opinion of experts and patients about the procedure

Check out reviews of doctors and patients who were assigned to the shock wave therapy.

I’m shock-wave treatment for about two years. The results are very good, especially for problems with tendons, muscles, arthritis.

It is a monotherapy and does not require additional treatment, and performance is substantially superior to all other methods as it helps to repair the tissue and to activate the regeneration, and not only to neutralize the inflammation, swelling, or temporarily to relieve the pain.

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Podiatrist, Chelyabinsk

Periodically I have acute arthritis. With acute pain manage quickly, and the aching remains. The only smeared, but nothing helped. Online I saw good reviews about the shock-wave impact.

Went to the doctor. He recommended me to undergo such a procedure. It was inexpensive, and it became easier almost immediately, after the first time. The pain to the end of the day, of course, returned, but not so strong. Just passed 10 sessions, after which the pain never returned.

Mikhail, Moscow

Plantar fasciitis had plagued me for several years. Recently I decided to use the method of shock wave impact. Shock wave therapy in heel spur helped a month later the pain was gone, I recommend it to who have found such a deviation — it was quick, over a few sessions.

Maria, Khabarovsk

Most of my patients with gonarthrosis observed positive results. Complications of this method, none of them are not caused. It is simple, safe and highly effective. In comparison with other treatments, this method gives the best results. For many of my patients it has become an alternative to surgery.

The surgeon, Tver


Matter disorders which should be treated number of treatments may vary.

Standard with lesions of musculoskeletal system is performed 6 sessions of SWT one week.

The cost of treatment depends on the clinic, your city of residence and other reasons. So the price of one procedure in Moscow in one session on average costs from 1200 to 1800 rubles.


Having many advantages, the method of shock wave impact chronic disorders of the musculoskeletal system today is the most promising and financially profitable. It allows you to avoid surgery.