ANALGESIC EFFECT - ELIMINATION OF PAIN
Decrease of muscle tension, Inhibition of spasms
Hyperaemia is one of the basic effects of shockwave therapy in the body. It provides better energy supply to hypertonic muscle and their ligamentous structures. Furthermore, it causes the lessening of pathological interactions between actin and myosin. This leads to the reduction of muscle tension which is often painful to the patient.
Enhanced dispersion of substance P
The activity of Substance p (a pain mediator and growth factor) leads to the stimulation of afferent nociceptive fibres. It also supports the development of oedema and supports the secretion of histamine. The reduction of its concentration reduces pain in the affected area and decreases risk of development of oedema.