Soft tissue injuries can be quite painful long-term. One of the new technologies to treat such injuries is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy.
It produces high-energy shock waves which can heal any musculoskeletal conditions. Examples are – Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and tennis elbow.
A probe applies shock waves to the target area. It’s not clear why it promotes healing but it is very helpful. It’s completely non-invasive.
It may improve blood flow and soft tissue repair in some people.
CONDITIONS TREATED WITH EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY
- Rotator cuff
- Lateral epicondyle
- Medial epicondyle
- Greater trochanter (gluteus medius and minimus)
- Proximal hamstring origin
- Rectus femoris
- Distal quadricep
- Patellar tendon
- Posterior tibial
- Plantar fascia
- Bone necrosis
- Non-healing fractures
- Diabetic foot ulcers
BENEFITS OF EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY
- For athletes who are not responding to traditional treatments like orthotics & braces.
- Resting and ice treatment is not working.
- No surgery required (non-invasive)
- Short recovery period
- Affordable treatment option
- Increasing your cellular metabolism
- Faster recovery of muscle tone
- How ESWT works
TREATMENT SIDE EFFECTS
- Redness around the area
THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY
- It’s a good non-invasive option & can help you avoid the surgery.
- Your insurance may or may not cover ESWT. It’s necessary to ask this to your insurance provider.