Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

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The Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is used in the treatment of chronic, painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. The technology uses acoustic waves, similar to lithotripsy which is used to break up kidney stones. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is used at attachments of connective tissue to bone. This therapy has been used in Germany for many decades and has had virtually no side effects.

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy exerts a mechanical pressure and tension to the tissue. This allows for an increase in cell permeability, increasing cell membrane and tissue circulation. The acute healing process is activated.This process stimulates osteoblasts, bone cells that are responsible for new bone growth and healing. It also stimulates fibroblasts, responsible for healing connective tissue such as tendons, ligaments, and fascia.

Conditions Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Treats:

  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Epicondylitis
  • Tennis or Golfer’s elbow
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonosis
  • Calcific tendinitis
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Hamstring tendonitis
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