ESWT is effective in treating the following conditions:
Whether you suffer from chronic or actue pain many patients experience immediate pain reduction after an extracorporeal shock wave therapy session
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy can help stimulate healing. The exact process is not known but it is thought that the shockwaves break down tissue, stimulating rebuilding of healthy tissue
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy offers an alternative to surgical and invasive options that could come with attached complications.
ESWT uses acoustic shock waves to reach and vibrate tissue inside the affected area.
"Extracorporeal" simply means "outside the body". The shock wave therapy machine's probe is placed on the skin above the affected area and sound waves are passed painlessly through the skin.
A normal session lasts 20 minutes and usually 3 sessions are required, each one week apart. It is common to experience pain relief immediately after each session but all 3 sessions are required to maximize the healing effect.
The National Institute of Health Care Excellent (nice.org) - the body who helps set best practices within the NHS - has declared extracorporeal shock wave therapy to be safe and initial trials show positive results
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