Benefits of Radial Shockwave Therapy for Running Injuries

When it comes to workouts, most people start with running as it is inexpensive – doesn’t need classes and physical equipment. It is an easy and accessible sport that can be done nearly everywhere.

Running provides many benefits, including improved cardiovascular health, stronger muscles, increased bone density, reduced stress, and a decent physique. However, when it is done too much and improperly, injuries happen. At least 50% of regular runners get hurt each year, most often from overuse.

Radial shockwave therapy is a well-established therapeutic tool for musculoskeletal conditions. It can help relieve pain and swelling and promote healing, widely used to treat most common running injuries as being effective, fast, and simple.


How radial shockwave therapy works

Radial shockwave therapy is performed with a pneumatic (ballistic) shockwave generator and an applicator. The motion and weight of the projectile (inside the applicator) accelerated by compressed air (delivered by the generator) produce kinetic energy converted into high-energy sound waves when the projectile strikes a transmitter. Moving the transmitter on the skin of the treated area, the sound waves can then be traveled to the targeted tissues and act on them. The performing physician can select the number, frequency, and intensity of the pulses applied according to the patient’s condition to achieve optimal outcomes.



Benefits of radial shockwave therapy


  • Giving immediate pain relief

Radial shockwave therapy is effective in reducing pain caused by soft tissue, bone, and joint injuries. The sound waves can desensitize the nerve endings and create tiny cavitation bubbles in the tissue which can burst and stimulate blood flow, stem cell activity, and pain-reducing enzymes in the treated area.


  • Accelerating healing process

As mentioned above, sound waves can enhance blood flow to the area and bring more nutrients to the injured areas, which are good for the healing. Besides, sound waves penetrate deep through the soft tissue. This can cause microtrauma or a small amount of inflammation, triggering the body’s natural healing response and promoting the repair and regrowth of cells.


  • Smoothing down scars

Serious injuries may leave thick and fibrous scars which could cause pain and itch. Sound waves can help break down scar tissue, improve discomfort, and recover skin’s smooth and flawless appearance. Besides, sound waves can stimulate collagen production, offering skin tightening benefits.


  • Breaking down calcified tissue

Chronic endurance exercise may accelerate calcification. Radial shockwave therapy can help break down the calcified tissue, allowing for better mobility.


Common running injuries that can benefit from the radial shock wave

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Shin splints
  • Patellar tendinopathy
  • Hip pain
  • Proximal hamstring injuries


PowerShocker LGT-2500S Plus gives you the treatment capability everywhere

PowerShocker LGT-2500S Plus provides powerful shockwave and vibration therapy in one compact system. With an optional carrying case, the system can be easily carried with the practitioner to deliver care at the point of care.

  • Smooth operation: The built-in air tanker ensures stable and consistent energy output.
  • Simple & efficient: The intuitive interface, preset protocols, and image guidance make the device easy and efficient.
  • Peace of mind: All components are well-selected and tested to meet the industrial standards. And the manufacturing is backed by 23+ years of experience and expertise.
  • Durable & low maintenance: The device is built to last and requires low maintenance. Every 1 million pulses, the equipment should undergo preventive maintenance to ensure its durability, reliability, and smooth operation.


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