Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive treatment that involves the delivery of shockwaves to the painful region with the objective of reducing pain and promoting healing of the affected soft tissue. ESWT is recommended for: Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, calcific tendonitis of the shoulder (rotator cuff), tennis elbow, golfers’ elbow, greater trochanter bursitis.
The mechanism of action in ESWT is based on shockwaves interrupting pain pathways of the inflamed nerves at cellular levels. This leads to restoration of healthy nerve function and promotes new blood vessel growth to facilitate natural healing.