How shockwave therapy helps heal sports and overuse injuries:
"This is like a deep tissue massage.” “It feels like a little jackhammer.” “It hurts so good!”
The list of ways patients describe extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is almost as long as the list of conditions this advanced treatment can help heal.
ESWT is an advanced treatment that uses acoustic shockwaves to break up soft tissue calcifications, enhance collagen synthesis, release growth factors, and stimulate your body’s healing process to improve pain and help you stay active.
This therapy enhances blood circulation and accelerates the healing of stubborn musculoskeletal conditions in bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscle.
Depending on the injury, patients can avoid invasive treatments such as steroid injections or surgery. ESWT requires no incisions or downtime. Most patients see long-term results after only three treatments, which take about 15 minutes each.