What is ESWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy)
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is also known as Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT) and Extracorporeal Acoustic Wave Therapy. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical medical treatment used for many purposes, including combating weakness of connective tissue, improving skin elasticity, treatment of various sports injuries, and a growing number of tendon, joint and muscle conditions including chronic plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shoulder tendonitis, tennis elbow, and other chronic conditions that are often difficult to treat with other methods.
This quick, effective procedure harnesses intense but very short energy waves to heal many chronic painful orthopedic conditions. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is also used in physical therapy, orthopedics, urology and cardiology. The shock waves are similar to soundwaves, and are generated by an electromagnetic coil or a spark in water.
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy, along with chiropractic treatments, massage therapy, and acupuncture can help relieve pain and initiate healing. If you have ever suffered a severe or chronic injury, you know that having an option that can expedite the healing process can be exceptionally valuable to your mental and physical health. Our pain management experts work together to provide our patients with the best possible results. Our goal is for you to be pain-free without depending on drugs or resorting to unnecessary surgery.
ESWT has been shown to reduce the amount of pain and encourage faster healing without significant adverse side effects. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy has also been used to promote bone healing and the treatment of bone necrosis. This is useful when it comes to having a non-surgical treatment to non-healing fractures.