Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), or Shockwave therapy, is being used by physiotherapists to treat many musculoskeletal conditions. The high amplitude waves emitted through Shockwave therapy causes localized microtrauma – essentially, the waves “reinjure” the bone or soft tissue injury, stimulating the body’s healing processes and cell growth
In recent studies, Shockwave therapy has been seen to treat digital skin ulcers, a common side effect in patients suffering from systemic sclerosis. Shockwave therapy increases the blood flow in the body, allowing for the body’s natural wound healing processes to occur at the sight of the ulcers.
Other injuries treated by Shockwave therapy include Jumper’s Knee, Tennis Elbow, Chronic Tendinopathy and Calcifications. For more information on Shockwave therapy, and to find out if it’s right for you. Visit our services page!