Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy


What is ESWT? 

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, or ESWT, is a non-surgical procedure used to treat chronic pain due to tendinitis, sprains & strains, muscle injuries, and other conditions such as erectile dysfunction.  “Extracorporeal” means outside (extra) the body (corporeal). It’s a non-invasive treatment. 

ESWT uses rapid high-intensity pulses of mechanical energy to help break up scar tissue, enhance blood flow, and promote tissue healing. 

Conditions that are commonly treated with ESWT include: 

  •   Plantar fasciitis
  •   Achilles tendinitis
  •   Tennis and Golfer’s elbow
  •   Shoulder tendinitis
  •   Hamstring strains
  •   Other chronic tendon and muscle injuries, sprains & strains
  •   Erectile dysfunction

How are treatments given? 

Treatments take about 15 mins.  While one treatment may provide relief, in most cases 6 or more treatments are needed.  Treatments are given 1-2 times per week. The device is gently applied to the skin and held in place by the technician.  You’ll feel a rapid tapping during the treatment. 

New England Stem Cell Institute
59 Sycamore Street, Suite 301
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Phone: 860-215-2356
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