APPLICATION in SPORT MEDICINE

STARDEVICE can be used for therapy in different spheres: in orthopaedics, neurology, rheumatology, cosmetology (getting rid of cellulite) and many other spheres.

Effectiveness of STARDEVICE in sport medicine is undoubtful. 

Effects of shock wave therapy for athletes:

• Increasing resistance to loads of ligamentous apparatus;

• Improvement of microcirculation in muscles, reducing of pain;

• In complex application, significant reduction of period of treatment and rehabilitation (recovery).

 

The best results have been achieved in the treatment of:

• Heel spurs;

• Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis);

• Pain in ligaments of the knee joint;

• Synovitis and parasynovitis.

Shock wave therapy became widely used in practice since 1996, after the treatment of competitive athletes at the Olympic Games in Atlanta.

During the competition and in the training process, shock wave therapy can be used for medicinal purposes, as well as for trigger point therapy to relax the muscles and improve their recovery.

The most important effect of SWT is anesthetic. It was proved in practice: runners or jumpers, with periostitis of tibia, feel analgesic effect of SWT up to 48 hours after the session of treatment. At the same time, the athletes can successfully take part in competitions. Thus the usage of shock wave therapy for the treatment of pain syndromes can reduce the dose of medications, up to their complete abolition. In addition there are no problems with anti-doping control, because this method is not doping.

Shock wave therapy as a treatment method deservedly occupies one of the first places in sports traumatology and in a short time it has become an indispensable part of treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, which are typical for the most of athletes in different categories. The scope of application is very wide: from the treatment of degenerative inflammation of muscles and tendons, ending with delayed fractures union.

The primarily advantage of SWT is an opportunity to treat lesions located deeply in tissues, without damage of the skin. Each session of treatment lasts near 10 minutes, reduction of pain is noticed after the first several sessions. The course of treatment consists of three, maximum five sessions. The number of sessions and courses of treatment are determined by a doctor.