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Shockwave Therapy FAQ

What is Shockwave Therapy?

ESWT is a safe, effective and non- surgical technology utilizing high-energy, short wavelength sound waves, called shockwaves, to treat tendons, bone and periosteum (the pain sensitive membrane on bone). Healing effects include bone and tendon regeneration, increased blood vessel growth and a chemically induced decrease in pain and sensitivity of the pain receptors.

Does ESWT Work?

Research proves ESWT is extremely effective for most near to bone tendonitis and more so than most of the alternatives. I.e. Plantar Fasciitis (90% Improvement), Tennis Elbow (77% Improvement), Calcific Tendonitis of the shoulder (91% Improvement).

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Safe?

Very safe! ESWT has no long term effects or damages. Some short term discomfort is felt during the treatment and some people will experience mild bruising, tingling or numbness over the area of the treatment.

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