Shockwave Therapy

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Shockwave therapy or SWT delivers sound waves of high frequency exactly at the place of injury. Your body is then able heal itself stimulating circulation of blood, this supports metabolism, activates new cell generation and helps to dissolve calcium. These waves of a higher frequency activate your body’s healing reaction.

This is a non-surgical procedure that is a new option of treatment for a large range of musculoskeletal conditions. Shockwave therapy is a regeneration type of treatment disorders of the bone, tendon and muscles.

Why Choose SWT?

SWT is a non-invasive treatment that is very successful and usually has very fast results within few treatments. SWT tends to reduce pain quickly, with overall better mobility and functionality. SWT is a regenerative form of treatment for tendon, muscle and bone disorders so it stimulates your body’s own healing ability. There are barely any side effects of SWT when used properly.

Is Shockwave Therapy An Option For You?

There are many disorders that we can treat effectively with Shockwave therapy. Dr.Kalika is a long time member of international society of medical shockwave.

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Spurs of the heel
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures due to stress
  • Reactions due to stress
  • Achillodynia
  • Sports injuries

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In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)

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Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)

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Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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