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Shockwave Therapy (ERSWT)

What is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy?

Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave Therapy (ERSWT) is a non-invasive treatment method that uses shockwaves, or high-energy sound waves, to promote healing in injured or damaged tissues. Unlike surgical procedures, ERSWT is performed outside the body ("extracorporeal") and targets the affected area with shockwaves to stimulate the body's natural healing processes.

ERSWT has been scientifically proven to be effective for treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Recent studies highlight its efficacy in treating:

  • Plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain.

  • Tendinopathies, including tennis elbow and Achilles tendon issues.

  • Shoulder pain, specifically calcific tendonitis of the rotator cuff.

  • Certain types of chronic pain, such as knee osteoarthritis.

Evidence from these studies indicates that ERSWT can reduce pain and improve function in affected areas without the need for invasive procedures.

The mechanism behind ERSWT involves the application of high-energy sound waves to the affected area. These sound waves:

  1. Stimulate Blood Flow: Enhancing circulation to the injured tissue to promote healing.

  2. Break Down Calcifications: Helping to dissolve calcified deposits in tendons, which can cause pain and limit movement.

  3. Promote Tissue Healing: Initiating biological effects that lead to the regeneration and repair of damaged tissues.

By triggering the body's own repair mechanisms, ERSWT encourages quicker recovery and pain relief.

ERSWT is particularly beneficial for individuals who:

  • Suffer from chronic musculoskeletal pain.

  • Have not responded well to traditional forms of therapy, such as physical therapy or medication.

  • Are looking for a non-invasive alternative to surgery.

It is important for patients to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if ERSWT is suitable for their specific condition.

The number of ERSWT treatments required can vary depending on the condition and its severity. Typically, patients might expect:

  • 3 to 5 sessions: Spread over several weeks.

  • Each session: Lasting around 15 to 20 minutes.

Patients often start to see improvement after the first few sessions, though full benefits may take several weeks to manifest.

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Extracorporeal Radial Shockwave Therapy
Shockwave Therapy
Tennis Elbow, Plantar Fasciitis Shockwave

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Chiroactive Health Clinics

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