Whether you have plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, or an injury that won’t heal, shockwave therapy can help.
Shockwave therapy – also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) – is a non-invasive therapy that uses low-frequency, acoustic shockwaves generated via a handheld device that kick starts the body’s natural healing response in tissue that may not have responded to medication, rest, or other therapies.
If you have tried rest, medications, other therapies, or even steroid injections to overcome the injury, and are now considering surgery, then Shockwave Therapy could be a good option for you.
How does shockwave therapy work?
Extracorporeal radial shockwave therapy uses a pneumatically powered handpiece that generates low-frequency radial shockwaves at the tip of the device, which are transmitted to the site of the injury through a conducting gel.
Most patients report notable pain relief immediately after therapy, others can take up to 4-5 sessions to achieve significant pain relief. The body’s natural healing process continues after the prescribed course of shockwave therapy.
Part of the treatment plan will also include advice on how to manage your condition and rehabilitation to strengthen the area, which will minimize the risk of re-injury.