Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is clinically proven treatment and highly effective in helping chronic soft tissue injuries and some bone conditions.
Shockwave therapy is a modern and highly effective non-surgical treatment for soft tissue conditions like plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, tennis and golfers elbow, shin pain and shoulder injuries.
An extracorporeal shockwave is defined as a non-evasive, non-electrical high energy sound wave that passes through the body via a hand-held probe. The shock waves produce a rapid increase in blood circulation to the target area and will break down fibrous scar tissue which builds up over time, especially with chronic conditions.
The break-down of scar tissue is the key to why shock wave therapy is so effective. Unlike normal elasticated tissue, scar tissue is non-elastic and will prevent normal movement and function, thereby weakening the unaffected tissue surrounding it, often causing further damage and pain. By increasing circulation and breaking down scar tissue, shockwave therapy will stimulate cell regeneration and promote normal healing and rapid reduction of pain. The normal function can then be restored.