Using high-energy, focused shock wave technology, the Shockwave system penetrates deeper and reaches areas that many other techniques cannot reach. The Shockwave system delivers unique power, portability and proven effectiveness in reducing inflammation and pain in horses, promoting healing of tendons, ligaments, muscles and wounds. The focused sound wave creates compressive and tensile stresses that mechanically stimulate cells, causing proteins and other healing growth factors clinically proven to improve the quality and speed of healing in various equine musculoskeletal disorders. - The cells release multiple proteins, osteogenic and angiogenic growth factors, and anti-inflammatory cytokines. The growth of bone and tissue is stimulated. - The formation of new blood vessels leads to more local blood flow and chronic conditions again enter an acute healing process.
A shock wave treatment takes about 10 minutes and is usually performed under light sedation. Shock wave has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of conditions that lead to pain and lameness, including:
Tendon and ligament injuries