Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) by Storz Medical

An innovative method for pain treatment.

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT for short) is a non-invasive option for the treatment of various pains and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. ESWT has been used successfully in orthopaedic pain therapy since the beginning of the 1990s. Many years of experience prove that certain pathological changes in tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles and bones can be specifically eliminated with the help of this healing method. Frequently treated conditions include frozen shoulder, tennis elbow and heel pain (plantar fasciitis).

The shock waves used are short sound pulses that can penetrate water and soft tissue. The shock waves are generated outside the body (»extracorporeally«) in the handpiece of the device and transmitted into the patient's body by means of ultrasound gel, where they have a targeted effect on the painful areas.

ESWT is performed by qualified therapists. For patients, it is largely free of risks and side effects. The treatment takes place on an outpatient basis and can therefore be easily integrated into everyday life – immediately afterwards, patients can continue with their normal daily routine.

How long does the treatment take and how often does it have to be done?

Shock wave therapy is used to treat various pains and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Depending on the type and severity of the disease or pain, the duration of a single therapy session also varies. In most cases, a treatment lasts from 10 to 20 minutes. On average, 3 to 6 sessions are required at weekly intervals.

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