What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a modality that is becoming more common in physiotherapy. Using a much lower energy than in medical applications, shockwave therapy, or extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), is used in the treatment of many musculoskeletal conditions, primarily those involving connective tissues such as ligaments and tendons.

What conditions does shockwave therapy treat?
Some common conditions treated by shockwave therapy include:
  • Heel spurs
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Calcific tendinosis
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Shin splints
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome
  • Lumbar
  • Cervical spine regions
  • Chronic muscular pain
What are the benefits of shockwave therapy?
Shockwave therapy is a proven way to reduce pain and treat multiple conditions.

Some benefits of shockwave therapy include the following:

  • New blood vessel formation
  • Reduction chronic inflammation
  • Stimulation of collagen production
  • Dissolution of calcified fibroblasts 
  • Release of trigger points

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