Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive treatment performed with a hand-held device that creates high-energy sound waves (or pressure waves), transmitted to the injured tissue to provide pain relief. The shockwaves are mechanical waves, not electrical ones. The treatment initiates an inflammation-like condition (pro-flammatory) in the tissue that is being treated and the body responds by increasing the blood circulation and metabolism in the area, which in turn accelerates the body’s own healing process and stimulates cell regeneration. It can also help reduce calcifications and improve pain and range of movement in frozen shoulder.
Long term injuries that haven’t responded to normal treatments are often considered for steroid injections or surgery. Shockwave Therapy offers potential where other therapies have failed.
Applications and benefits
Shockwave Therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, especially chronic conditions, for example: