How does shock wave work?

The Swiss DolorClast® Method uses single acoustic pressure waves, called shock waves, to treat musculoskeletal and dermatological pathologies.
By delivering a mechanical stress to injured tissues, Shock Waves enable:

  • immediate pain relief  
  • a healing reaction of the body

The Swiss DolorClast Method®is the most well-researched shock wave therapy. A combination of unique technologies, clinically proven protocols and education ensure significant improvement in given musculoskeletal and dermatological indications.

PAIN THERAPY IN 4 STEPS

  1. PALPATE
    Locate the area of pain through palpation
    and biofeedback.
  2. MARK
    Mark the area of pain.
  3. APPLY GEL
    Apply coupling gel to transmit shock waves to the tissue.
  4. APPLY SHOCK WAVES
    Deliver Radial or Focused Shock Waves
    to the area of pain while keeping the applicator
    firmly in place on the skin.

The compression phase (P+) penetrates the skin and weakens the tissue.

A tensile phase (P-) follows generating cavitation bubbles.

These bubbles collapse causing secondary shock waves.

Swiss DolorClast® Cavitation Bubble video

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