Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a treatment mostly used to treat kidney stones and in physical therapy and orthopedics
Shockwave therapy is very effective to treat the following conditions:
ED- Erectyle Dysfuction
Feet – heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis
Elbow – tennis and golfers elbow
Shoulder – calcific tendinosis of rotator cuff muscles
Knee – patellar tendonitis
Hip – bursitis
Lower leg – shin splints
Upper leg – Iliotibial band friction syndrome
Back pain – lumbar area. in musle spasm or Disc disease related pain
Benefits of shockwave therapy treatment:
- Shockwave therapy has excellent cost/effectiveness ratio
- Non-invasive result for chronic pain in your shoulder, back, heel, knee or elbow
- No anesthesia required, no drugs
Limited side effects
- Main fields of application: orthopedics, rehabilitation, and sport medicine
- New research declare that it can have a positive affect on acute pain
Side effects of using shock wave therapy:
Shockwave therapy don’t be use if there is a circulation or nerve disorder, infection, bone tumor, or a metabolic bone condition. Shockwave therapy also not be use in any open wounds or tumors or during pregnancy pregnant. Generally, People use blood-thinning medications or who have severe circulatory disorders may also not be eligible for treatment.
Is shock wave therapy painful?
Basically, Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment, but you might feel a little pain or discomfort in the treatment area during the procedure. Most patients describe it feels like small pulses against the skin.
Is shockwave therapy safe?
Shockwave therapy declare an innovative method for the treatment of various musculoskeletal diseases especially when other conservative methods of therapy have failed. This type of therapy is completely safe, non-invasive, low cost and without the dangers of the surgical procedure and postoperative pain.