One of the many non-invasive ways we can treat chronic pain due to tendinitis, sprains, strains, muscle injuries, and even erectile dysfunction is called Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, or ESWT. While that might be a mouthful, the way the treatment works is actually quite simple. Rapid, high-intensity pulses of mechanical energy are used to break up scar tissue, increase healthy blood flow, and stimulate tissue healing.
We can use ESWT to help patients dealing with:
A small device is applied to the skin over an injured area, and the patient only feels a rapid tapping during the procedure. A single ESWT treatment only takes about 15 minutes, and afterward, a patient will likely experience immediate relief, but multiple treatments are recommended to achieve the best and longest lasting results. A patient usually receives 1-2 treatments for a few weeks.