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.