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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, or ESWT, is a new technology using shockwaves to treat chronic, painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. A shockwave is an intense, but very short energy wave traveling faster than the speed of sound. The word “Extra-corporeal” means “outside the body” and refers to the fact that the shockwaves are generated outside the body.

Treatment with ESWT gives good results in following conditions:
• Shoulder pain with limited mobility, Calcifications (calcific tendinitis)
• Chronic elbow pain e.g. Tennis and golfer’s elbow, c RSI – Repetitive Strain Injury (repetitive strain injury caused by working on the PC)
• Stress pain in the kneecap (patellar tendinopathy)
• Chronic pain in the Achilles tendon
• Heel pain (heel spur)
• Chronic neck, shoulder or back pain or muscle hardening
• Other tendon and muscle disorders

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