Shock wave therapy, also known as extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses high-energy shock waves to stimulate healing and reduce pain in various musculoskeletal conditions and soft tissue injuries. It was originally developed to treat kidney stones and has since found applications in orthopedics, sports medicine, and rehabilitation.
Here's how shock wave therapy typically works:
Shock wave therapy is commonly used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including:
It's important to note that the effectiveness of shock wave therapy can vary from person to person, and it may require multiple sessions for optimal results.