- Avascular Necrosis
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Painful Shoulder
- Tennis Elbow
- Jumper’s Knee
- Heel spurs and plantar fasciitis
- Poor blood flow
- Hip pain
- Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
- Peyronie’s Disease
- Back pain
- Adrenal and other organ simulation
Shockwave therapy is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology and veterinary medicine. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain.
Shock wave therapy is thought to work by inducing microtrauma to the tissue that is affected by these problems. This microtrauma initiates a healing response by the body.
The healing response causes blood vessel formation and increased delivery of nutrients to the affected area. The microtrauma is thought to stimulate a repair process and relieve the symptoms of pain.
Patients who have no success with these traditional treatments may benefit from shock wave therapy. It is a reasonable option to consider ESWT prior to surgical intervention. Potential side-effects of ESWT are minimal, including bruising, swelling or tenderness to the area.
- New blood vessel formation
- Stimulation of collagen production
- Dissolution of calcified fibroblasts
- Dispersion of pain mediator “substance P”
- Release of trigger points
Usually done 1-2/week for 3-16 weeks, depending on the condition.