Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) or shockwave therapy is the application of the sound waves to treat musculoskeletal conditions and sports-related injuries.
Shockwave therapy is a relatively modern and highly effective treatment option in orthopaedic, sports and rehabilitation medicine. The term shockwave refers to mechanical pressure pulses that expand as a wave in the body. The shockwaves are abrupt, high amplitude pulses of mechanical energy, similar to soundwaves, generated by an electromagnetic coil or a spark in water. In modern pain therapy, shockwave energy is conducted from the point of origin to the painful body regions, where it applies its healing capacities.
Shockwave therapy is a NICE approved form of treatment. Applied by our skilled clinicians, it is a non-surgical approach to pain relief that is used regularly here at Sportsmed East to treat common conditions such as:
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