The beneficial effects of extracorporeal shockwave therapy are widely known. Scientists recognise that shockwaves can trigger a variety of effective actions. Please refer to the following paper for more information:
RELEASES MORE SUBSTANCE P
One of these messenger substances is substance P, a pain mediator and growth factor. On the one hand, the release of substance P by shockwaves has an analgesic effect. On the other, it dilates the blood vessels, stimulates blood circulation and contributes to the formation of new bone tissue. NO (nitric oxide) also has a vasodilatory effect and plays an important role in angiogenesis.
In short, when applied where pain occurs, we know why shockwaves produce an analgesic effect, increase blood circulation and facilitate the repair process.
INHIBITS THE COX II ENZYME
By inhibiting inflammatory mediators such as COX II, shockwaves produce an anti-inflammatory effect. This weakens any inflammatory process.
ACTIVATES CELLULAR DEFENSES
By contributing to the release of free radicals, shockwaves help strengthen the body's endogenous cellular defense mechanisms to protect it from disease.
HYPERSTIMULATES NERVE FIBRES
Scientific studies also show that shockwaves act in another way. Overstimulating the nerve fibres blocks an increase in pain stimuli and therefore intensifies the analgesic effect (Gate Control Theory).
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