Do you have chronic pain, strained, or over worked muscles?
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a non-surgical treatment that delivers acoustic sound waves, or “shockwaves,” to the afflicted muscle or nerve for pain relief. These shockwaves spur a reaction that exponentially stimulates healing the affected tissue.
A study (Huang et al., 2000) postulates that shockwaves reduce the transmission of pain signals from the sensory nerves and stimulates healing, illustrating that increasing blood flow to injured tissue assists in expedient healing.
ESWT is becoming a favorable treatment option as physicians in Germany use shockwave therapy as the primary medical treatment for chronic pain sufferers. Shockwave therapy is used for a variety of conditions such as: shoulder and patella tendinosis; tennis and golfer’s elbow; plantar fasciitis; rotator cuff and achilles tendonitis; shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle pain, and carpal tunnel.
Shockwave therapy has been FDA approved for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Patients have received relief using this treatment method for the following conditions: rotator cuff tendonitis, shoulder pain, golfer’s and tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, hip pain, runner’s knee, knee osteoarthritis, general knee pain, achilles tendonitis, foot and ankle pain.
In Germany, shockwave therapy is used as the first medical treatment option in chronic pain sufferers.