Patellofemoral syndrome Miniwave AWT Acoustic Wave Therapy Machine
What is Patellofemoral syndrome?
Patellofemoral syndrome is a condition that describes pain in the front of the knee and around the kneecap, known as the patella. Doctors may also call patellofemoral syndrome “jumper’s knee” or “runner’s knee.”
Common causes of the condition are overuse of the knee joint and trauma, such as hitting the kneecap or falling on it. Although the condition occurs more commonly in athletes, anyone can have the symptoms. Some people have a kneecap that abnormally tracks or moves in the groove at the end of the femur. This can cause extra pressure on the cartilage covering the kneecap or on the femur where it rubs, called the trochlear surface.
While patellofemoral syndrome can cause symptoms that range from uncomfortable to very painful, the condition can usually be treated at home. You may be able to reduce your pain with rest and conservative treatment measures.
What is Miniwave Shockwave Therapy?
Miniwave Shockwave Therapy is a method of therapy that uses a device to send acoustic waves of high energy pulses into an injury affected area on a person's body. The device works by creating a microtrauma to the affected area, thus stimulating blood flow and thereby promoting tissue healing. In chronic pain, these Shockwaves create a new inflammatory process, which then kick starts the brain to react by sending the necessary nutrients to promote healing.
Benefits of Miniwave Shockwave Therapy include:
Specifications for Miniwave Shockwave Therapy Machine
|MINIWAVE Parameter||Basic Version||Pro Version|
|Energy||10-150mJ, totally 9 levels||10-190mJ, stepping 5mJ|
|Frequency||1-14Hz, totally 9 levels||1-21Hz, stepping 1 Hz|
|Pre-set protocols||5 pre-set protocols, programmable||More than 40 pre-set protocols, customizable|
|APP on mobile device||None||YES, Available for Android & IOS|
|History records management||None||YES|
|Main unit dimension||200 (width) x 230 (length) x 78 (height) mm|
|Main unit weight||1.27Kg|
|Applicator dimension||210 (length) x 50 (diameter) mm|
|Output channel||Dual-channel output, max 2 applicators can connect together|
|Transmitter||6 fully alloy made transmitters 6mm / 15mm B /15mm U / 15mm F / 25mm / 36mm|
|Applicator lifespan||2 million shots or more|
|Transmitter lifespan||300K shots or more|
|Control panel on main unit||Finger-swing touch control with OLED screen|
|Control panel on applicator||5-buttons panel with OLED screen|
|Foot pedal||360 degree foot pedal as optional accessory|
|Firmware upgradable||Yes, via SD card|
|Power||AC mode: Max.250W, AC110V-240V, 50/60Hz
Cordless DC mode: External Lithium-ion battery
*Battery is optional accessory, not included by default
|Fuse||F5 AC250V, 3A|
|Packing||Aluminum hand case with shaped foam, with carton outside|
FAQ for Miniwave Shockwave Therapy
Is there a situation or condition where Shockwave Therapy cannot be used?
Shockwave Therapy is not advised:
How many sessions of Miniwave Shockwave Therapy do I need?
Effects start to occur after just 1 session. Most patients will notice a significant improvement in their pain symptoms & recovery within 3-4 sessions & a full treatment course is approximately 12 sessions. Your Physiotherapist will likely combine this with other modalities of treatment to give you the best outcome.
What does Miniwave Shockwave Therapy feel like?
People may experience mild discomfort during the treatment. As the area becomes desensitized, the initial discomfort typically fades as it is being treated.
How is the Shockwave treatment performed?
The treatment is noninvasive. First, a gel is applied to the treatment area. Second, an applicator is applied and manipulated to release pressure waves over the affected area. Treatment sessions typically last 5 minutes, but this can vary depending on the area(s) and condition being treated.
What type of results are expected?
Beneficial effects are often experienced after only one or two treatments, and many patients report immediate relief. The technology has a 91% success rate as per clinical studies.
What are the possible side effects?
Treatment with Shockwave technology has virtually no side effects. In some cases, patients may experience minor discomfort for a few days. Patients can return to work after treatments and in most all cases there is no downtime.
Who is a candidate for Shockwave therapy?
Most people are excellent candidates for Shockwave treatment however patients who are pregnant, have a pacemaker or current cancer are not suitable for treatment with Shockwave Technology.