Radial and Focus Shockwave

Basic principle of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

 

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive procedure for the treatment of acute and chronic pain of the musculoskeletal system. Acoustic shockwaves are characterized by a pressure surge with an extremely short rise time, which is then followed by an exponential drop in pressure and a brief phase of negative pressure. The shock waves used in ESWT focus or develop in the target tissue at the point where the pain is originating from. They cause an improved local blood circulation and metabolism. The primary means by which extracorporeal shock waves affect living tissue is based on the transformation of mechanical stimuli into biochemical or biomolecular signals.  

 

Conditions treatable with ESWT

 

Chronic pain is recognized as a worldwide epidemic. Common conditions such as tennis elbow, calcaneal heel spurs, calcification of the shoulder joint and ischemic muscle bands (trigger points) are a major cause of chronic pain. The use of ESWT to safely and successfully treat these conditions is supported by a wealth of clinical experience and scientific evidence. In addition, shockwave technology is a valuable diagnostic tool for the precise localization myofascial trigger points. 

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