Shockwave Therapy also know as ESWT
What is Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)? It’s a noninvasive, FDA-approved technology that uses shock waves to treat chronic, painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. ESWT produces intense, short energy waves that travel faster than the speed of sound. This shock wave, in turn, generates pulses of high pressure sound that travel through the skin, initiating tissue repair. ESWT can often heal even chronic conditions that the body has previously been unable to repair on its own. The weak shock waves interact with deep tissue where they cause mechanical stress and microtrauma that stimulate the body to jump into action.
What conditions can ESWT help? Our clinic uses shockwave to treat all types of joint, muscle, tendon and ligament pain and dysfunction. Most common seen condition in our clinic include shoulder pain, tennis and golfers elbow, wrist pain, plantar fasciitis, ankle and foot pain, knee pain including post-surgical pain. We have helped many people suffering with scar tissue causing pain and dysfunction from injuries and joint surgery.
What studies have shown Shockwave Therapy Helpful? There are many studies showing the benefits of ESWT which have been in numerous journals including: The Journal of Surgical Research which concluded “ ESWT is effective in reducing pain and improving knee function”, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation which concluded “ ESWT seems to be particularly effective in relieving pain associated with recalcitrant plantar fasciitis” British Journal of Sports Medicine which concluded “ ESWT seems to be a safe and promising treatment for patellar tendinopathy with a positive effect on pain and function. These a just a few of the studies if you would like more information regarding the research or to receive a consultation regarding your condition please contact our office today at 203-304-9037.
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