at the Private Clinic Dr. Thomas Pauly:
Shockwaves are high-intensity sound impulses. Since the therapist applies them to influence the body from the outside, this method is also called “Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy” (ESWT). Shockwave Therapy has been used in medicine since the early 1980s (e.g., to shatter kidney stones).
Today, in Orthopedic Medicine the effectiveness of shockwaves is proven for pain therapy for:
- muscle problems (trigger-point and fascial disturbances)
- irritation of the tendons at insertion point (tennis/golfer’s elbow)
- hardening or inflammation of tendons in the region of the hand (Dupuytren’s disease or also Dupuytren’s contracture) and of the foot (plantar fasciitis)
- calcific tendinitis (also known as “calcified shoulders”), and
- slow-healing bone fractures
In many cases Shockwave Therapy can eliminate the need for surgery altogether.
Shockwave Therapy is also increasingly used in Aesthetic Medicine: ästhetischen Medizin wird die Stoßwellen-Therapie zunehmend eingesetzt:
- for the treatment of local metabolic disorders such as cellulite or “saddle bags”
- for scar treatment, where very good results have also been achieved.
Shockwave Therapy causes little to no pain and is completely risk-free. A special shockwave transducer is moved over the affected areas, accompanied by ultrasound monitoring where necessary. Three to five sessions of 15 to 45 minutes each are usually necessary (depending on the indication, up to 10 sessions may be required).
The shockwaves activate metabolic processes in the deeper tissue layers and subsequently stimulate and support the body’s self-healing mechanisms.
We conduct Shockwave-Therapy sessions on site at the Private Orthopedics Clinic Kö 94.
Orthopedic Shockwave Therapy
ESWT – Shockwave Therapy, for example, for:
cellulite (orange-peel syndrome)
Further insights about the use of Shockwave Therapy in Aesthetic and Cosmetic Medicine