Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, or ESWT, is effective in the treatment of painful and chronic soft tissue conditions such as plantar fasciitis. Developed from technology used in the treatment of kidney stones, ESWT has been widely used in Europe and North America for the past 10 years. Based on high energy radial soundwaves generated through the specifically designed probe, the unit delivers high energy shockwaves into the underlying tissues. This increases vascular flow and improves healing.
The application to soft tissue pathologies has been indicated in the assistance of pain management and to accelerate healing. The most common conditions in the lower limb treated with great success are:
- Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Pain Syndrome
- Achilles Tendonopathies
- Shin Splints
- Patella-Femoral Syndrome (Runner’s Knee)
- Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome