Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive treatment without needles or significant down time that stimulates the body’s healing process. The shockwave device sends acoustic (sound/pressure) shock waves into soft tissue or bone, breaking up scarring and promoting remodeling. It typically consists of 3-6 sessions spaced roughly 1 week apart. Shockwave was originally used to break up kidney stones and gallstones, and may be especially helpful breaking up calcium deposits in tendons (calcific tendinopathies).

Further reading about shockwave includes the following:

Plantar fasciitis

Patellar tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy

Calcific tendinopathy