Shockwave Therapy

shockwave therapy

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) uses shockwaves to carry high energy to painful areas and myoskeletal tissues with subacute, subchronic, and chronic conditions. This method is used to promote regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons, and other soft tissues. It’s a noninvasive approach used after standard nonoperative treatments such as rest, ice, exercise, bracing, and orthotics have failed, but more invasive options such as surgery are not needed yet. The treatment lasts only about five minutes and is generally painless. Combining shockwave therapy with a stretching and strengthening program will help promote function so you can return to regular activities. 

Shockwave therapy is used for:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles insertion tendonitis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip pain
  • Insertional pain
  • CMC joint of the thumb
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Tennis elbow
  • Heel spur
  • Chronic tendinopathy
  • Medial tibial stress syndrome
  • Calcifications