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Why shockwave therapy?


We at Alta Vita Fysioterapi use shock wave treatment or also called shockwave, which is an effective treatment method against a number of injuries and problems, especially in muscle and tendon structures. Shock wave is used, among other things, for the treatment of:

  • Heel spur (plantar fasciitis)

  • Hälsenebesvör (achillestendinos, achillestendinopati)

  • Jumping knee (patellar tendinosis, patellarapicit)

  • Running knee (ITB syndrome)

  • Tennis, golf elbow (lateral / medial epicondylalgia)

  • Shoulder pain (ex impingement, bicepstendinos, calcareous shoulder)

  • Muscle pain

This treatment method is effective, well-proven and there is good scientific documentation behind it.

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​Shock wave stimulates increased blood circulation and initiates the healing process in the treated area. The shock waves also break down damaged tissue, scar tissue and calcium deposits. At the time of the new visit, a thorough examination is carried out to ensure that the shock wave is the optimal treatment for your particular problem.

Who should not undergo shockwave therapy?

Which should not be treated with a shock wave? Those who are undergoing treatment with anti-inflammatory drugs, blood-thinning medications or have recently received a cortisone injection in the problem area should wait with shock wave treatment. Even those who are pregnant, have an increased tendency to bleed or have heart problems should not undergo this treatment.

No extra cost for shock wave treatment will be added

How does a shock wave work?

With radial shock wave therapy, a shock wave is "pushed" into the affected tissue with the help of a compressor. Depending on the type of problem, the force of the stroke is adjusted and how many strokes per second are to occur. A normal treatment consists of 1500-4000 strokes. A treatment takes 10-20 min. Usually 3-6 treatments are required with an average of 3-7 days apart. This is a relatively aggressive form of treatment where some pain during treatment is common. However, never more than what the patient considers manageable. The pain stops as soon as the device is switched off .

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