What’s Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)?
Scientists began exploring the potential use of shockwaves on human tissue in the 1960s and 70s. and in the 1980s, ESWT was first introduced into clinical practice for the management of urologic conditions – the disintegration of kidney stones and gallstones. Till now, ESWT is the first choice for the treatment of kidney and ureteral stones as it is non-invasive, safe, and effective. Subsequently, ESWT was studied in orthopedics and found could augment the bone-cement interface, enhance osteogenic response and improve fracture healing.
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive treatment alternative to surgery for those with musculoskeletal disorders. The treatment involves the delivery of shockwaves to injured bone or soft tissue, in effect reinjuring the area on a cellular level and breaking up the scarring that has penetrated tendons and ligaments. The controlled reinjuring of tissue allows the body to regenerate blood vessels and bone cells. The resulting revascularization leads to faster healing and often a return to preinjury activity levels.
What Conditions Can ESWT Treat?
ESWT is mostly used in urology, physical therapy, orthopedics, and aesthetic medicine. Indications include:
- Shoulder: calcifying supraspinatus tendinitis, subscapularis tendinitis (deltoid bursitis), frozen shoulder, biceps tendinitis
- Lower limbs: patellar tendonitis, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, iliotibial band friction syndrome, anserine bursitis, knee osteoarthritis, trigger point
- Torso: erector spinal pain, soft tissue pain, trigger point
- Upper limbs: external humeral epicondylitis(tennis elbow), internal humeral epicondylitis (golf elbow), finger tendinitis, trigger point
- Hip: the femoral greater trochanter pain syndrome, piriformis syndrome, sciatica, trigger point
- Bone: delayed bone healing, bone non-union, stress fracture, avascular bone necrosis without articular derangement, osteochondritis dissencans (OCD) without articular derangement
- Skin: delayed or non-healing wounds, skin ulcers, non-circumferential burn wounds, cellulite, scars, stretch marks.
- Urologic: Pelvic chronic pain syndrome, erectile dysfunction, Peyronie disease
Why Choose ESWT?
Safe & well-tolerated: The treatment is non-invasive, drug-free, and with low rate of complications. Side effects of shockwave therapy are minimal. You might experience mild bruising, swelling numbness or tingling in the treated area for a few hours after treatment.
Time-saving: A treatment session usually takes about 10-15 minutes. Being non-invasive, the treatment requires no downtime, you can return to daily activities soon after treatment.
Effective & cost-saving: compared to surgery which is expensive and requires long-time recovery, ESWT is much more cost-effective, has no risk of scarring and infection, and has no need for anesthesia and prescription painkillers. And the treatment not just relieves symptoms but also helps address the root cause of symptoms.
Less limitation: Whether you are young and old, women and men, sedentary or active, you can get shockwave therapy to relieve pain, promote healing after injury, strengthen muscles, and improve lymphatic drainage.
Wide indications: ESWT can treat musculoskeletal disorders, strengthen muscle, relieve muscle soreness, tension and fatigue, improve joint flexibility, reduce cellulite, scars, and stretch marks, and improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.
Easy-to-use treatment tool: An ESWT device is easy to learn and operate, saving training time and improving the efficiency of care delivery.
Increased patient safety: ESWT is a non-invasive treatment meaning reduced risks, errors, and harm that occur to patients during the provision of health care. It reduces patients’ complaints as well.
Less limitation: ESWT is a safe, in-vitro, and non-invasive method. It can apply to people without major contraindications.
Effective & Fast: A session of ESWT takes only 10-15 minutes, offering your patients a faster recovery and improving patient flow in your clinic.
Expand business: with the ESWT machine, you can conduct the treatment more flexibly:
- At your patient’s house
- In your office
- On the training field
Our ESWT gives you flexibility, improves your service, and increases patient satisfaction and retention.
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