Patients of all ages suffer from musculoskeletal pain which prevents them from managing their everyday life. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that eliminates pain, restores full mobility, and greatly improves the quality of life, with beneficial effects typically experienced after only one or two sessions and can be used to treat pathological changes in tendons, muscles, and bones, focusing not on your symptoms but the cause of the pain itself.
It is highly effective treatment for conditions such as Achilles Tendinopathy, Plantar Fasciitis, Chronic Trochanteric Pain Syndrome, and Calcific Tendonitis of the shoulder, to name a few. It increases healthy blood flow, the growth of new blood vessels, and decreases inflammation. The treatment is recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), is clinically proven, covered by private health insurers, recognized by the top orthopedic hospitals, and used by high-profile professional sports bodies.
The first step of Shock Wave Therapy is to consult with the doctor to determine if the treatment is right for you. During Shock Wave Therapy, the doctor moves a handpiece over the pain zone. Through the handpiece, low-energy shock waves are transmitted to the body, stimulating both metabolism and blood circulation and accelerating the body’s own healing processes.
In musculoskeletal disorder Shock Wave Therapy can accelerate the healing processes of the body, stimulate metabolism, and improve blood circulation; Damaged tissue can also regenerate and fully heal.
After only 1-2 sessions, patients report complete pain relief or significant pain reduction. The therapy eliminates pain or restores full mobility, thus improving quality of life.
Each therapy session takes between 5 and 10 minutes depending on the disorder to be treated. In general, an average of 3 to 5 treatments are necessary at weekly intervals.