Shockwave has been used in human medicine for along time. Besides the original purpose for shattering kidney stones, shockwave is also used in various orthopedic problems such as slow-healing fractures (delayed union or non union), heel spurs and tennis elbow, and to treat tendon problems. As so often in veterinary medicine therapy is used in following good results in human medicine. The equestrian medicine mainly use shockwave in orthopedics.
Some disorders that can be treated with shockwave are:
– Stress fractures of the pipe
– Adhesion problems of tendons and ligaments (insertidesmopathie, high-suspensory desmitis)
– back pain
– Slap tendon (tendonitis)
What is shockwave?
Shock waves are high-energy sound waves that are generated in a generator and transferred into the treatment area through a applicater. It provides stimulation of cell division, stimulation of certain receptors on the surface of the cells and provides the level of the attachment of tendons and ligaments after treatment for increased blood flow, and faster recoverywith an analgesic effect as a result.
Horse Clinic De Watermolen has been using shockwave therapy for many years with good results, especially with tendon problems. If you want to know more about this therapy please contact us (0031 5357 21234).