Shockwave Therapy also known as extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive treatment that uses acoustic waves to treat various musculoskeletal conditions. It s Particularly known for treating chronic tendinopathies, such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, tennis elbow, and calcific shoulder tendinitis.
During a shockwave therapy session, a gel is applied to the skin over the injured area to facilitate the transmission of the shockwaves. A hand-held device is then used to deliver the shockwaves to the targeted area. The procedure con cause mild discomfort, but it’s generally well-tolerated. Each session may lost for about 5-20 minutes, and patients might require several sessions to achieve the best results.