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