Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

In recent years, medical technology has witnessed remarkable advancements that have revolutionized how we approach various health conditions. One such innovation that has gained significant attention is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT). This non-invasive and versatile treatment modality has demonstrated promising results across various medical applications. From musculoskeletal disorders to urological conditions, ESWT has emerged as a valuable therapeutic tool, offering numerous benefits to patients.

Understanding ESWT

    Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy involves the application of high-energy shockwaves to targeted areas of the body. These shockwaves are acoustic waves with a rapid increase in pressure, generated externally and directed towards the treatment site. ESWT machines consist of a shockwave generator that produces these acoustic waves, which are then focused on the injured area using specialized equipment.

    ESWT’s therapeutic effects induce several biological responses within the treated tissues. Some of the proposed mechanisms include:

    Neovascularization: ESWT stimulates the growth of new blood vessels (neovascularization) in damaged or poorly vascularized tissues. This can be particularly beneficial in conditions where improved blood flow is crucial for healing, such as chronic tendinopathies, back pain, and trigger point-type muscle spasms.

    Cellular Microtrauma and Healing: The acoustic shockwaves create controlled microtrauma in the targeted tissue, triggering the body’s natural healing response. This process involves the release of growth factors, increased cell division, and collagen synthesis, all of which contribute to tissue repair. 

    Pain Modulation: ESWT stimulates nerve fibers that inhibit pain signals, reducing pain perception.ESWT stimulates the release of Endorphins, neurotransmitters that help control pain. This effect can provide significant relief for patients suffering from chronic pain conditions. 

    Dissolution of Calcifications: In certain conditions, such as calcific shoulder tendinopathy, ESWT can break down calcified deposits within tendons, facilitating their resorption and improving overall function.

    Anti-Inflammatory Effects: Studies suggest that ESWT may have anti-inflammatory effects by modulating the immune response and reducing the production of inflammatory cytokines.

    Benefits of ESWT

    Non-Invasive Treatment: ESWT is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure that does not require incisions or anesthesia, significantly reducing the risks associated with traditional surgical interventions.

    Fast and Convenient: ESWT sessions are relatively short, usually lasting between 8 to 12 minutes per session. Patients can resume their daily activities immediately after treatment, making it convenient for those with busy schedules.

    Minimal Side Effects: ESWT is generally well-tolerated; the most common side effects are mild and transient. These may include slight discomfort during the procedure, mild bruising, or temporary skin reddening.

    Versatility: ESWT has shown efficacy in treating various conditions, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, tennis elbow, calcific shoulder tendinopathy, erectile dysfunction, and more. This wide range of applications highlights its versatility as a treatment modality.

    Avoidance of Surgery: ESWT offers an alternative to surgical intervention for many conditions. This is particularly beneficial for patients who are not suitable candidates for surgery or those who wish to explore non-surgical options first.

    Long-lasting Effects: The regenerative effects of ESWT may continue to manifest over several months after treatment. This sustained improvement can lead to long-lasting relief and functional enhancement.

    Evidence-Based Efficacy: Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of ESWT in various medical conditions. This evidence-based approach adds credibility to its use as a therapeutic option.

    Treatment Frequency:  Shockwave is best to do about every three to four days. Because Shockwave breaks down tissue, it needs time to rebuild and repair. Therefore, about every three to four days is best.  Most patients feel significantly better after 3-6 sessions.

    Conditions We treat

    Chronic Neck Pain

    Chronic Back Pain

    Disc Herniations

    Shoulder Injury

    Rotator Cuff Injury


    Carpal Tunnel

    Hip Injury

    Ligament Injuries

    Tendon Injuries

    Ankle & Foot Pain

    Knee Pain

    Cartilage Tear

    Joint Inflammation

    Tennis Elbow

    Golfers Elbow


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