ESWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy)

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shock wave therapy - foot painExtracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is an FDA cleared device that works to provide pain relief and restore mobility. Shockwave therapy, also known as EPAT and Pressure Wave therapy, is one of the most technologically advanced and effective non-invasive treatment methods. This modality can address both acute and chronic issues such as: knee pain, heel pain, foot pain, ankle pain, hamstring pain, back pain, neck pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, hand pain, and even erectile dysfunction.

Shock Wave Therapy: Achieve Results with No Downtime

Our patients can experience beneficial effects after only one or two treatments. In addition, they experience no downtime with the shock wave therapy. Also, this non-surgical therapy eliminates pain and restores mobility. Thus it quickly improves our patients’ quality of life.

Contact The Guyer Institute to learn more about how ESWT can address your pain, accelerate your healing and optimize your health.

Benefits of Shock Wave Treatment:

  • 91% Success Rate (as per clinical studies)
  • Non-invasive
  • No anesthesia required
  • Low risk of infection
  • No scarring
  • Zero downtime
  • Over 80% patient satisfaction
  • Cost effective
  • Faster, easier healing

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Shock Wave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive highly effective treatment method for acute and chronic injuries. Shockwave technology accelerates the healing process by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. High energy acoustic waves are applied to the affected area(s) of the body. These pulses occur for short periods of time, creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and then burst. The force created by these bubbles penetrates the tissue and stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing.

What type of conditions can be treated with Shock Wave Therapy?

Shock wave treatment can successfully address acute and chronic issues as:

  • Knee Pain
  • Break up Calcifications
  • Enhanced blood vessel formation
  • Enhancement of Trigger point injection therapy
  • Collagen stimulation and cellular recovery
  • New blood vessel formation
  • Achilles tendonitis and shoulder tendonitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain (myofasical pain syndrome)
  • Heel pain/heel spur (Plantar fasciitis)
  • Tennis/Golfer's elbow (radial/ulnar humeral epicondylitis)
  • Jumper's knee (Patellar tendonitis)
  • Muscle tension caused by painful muscular nodules (Trigger points)
  • Shoulder pain, shoulder calcifications (Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendonitis)
  • Achilles tendon pain (achillodynia)
  • Shin pain (Tibial stress syndrome)
  • Hip joint pressure pain (greater trochanter pain)
  • Bursitis (most joints)
  • Stress fractures
  • Mortons Neuroma
  • Scar Tissue Treatment (Helps to reduce chronic pain from damaged connective tissue)
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Cellulite
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Heel Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Ankle Pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hamstring Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Elbow Pain
  • Wrist Pain
  • Hand Pain
  • Peyronie's disease
  • Erectile Dysfunction (often used in conjunction with PRP injections)

How is the Shockwave treatment performed?

The treatment is noninvasive. First, a gel is applied to the treatment area. Second, an applicator is applied and manipulated to release pressure waves over the affected area. Treatment sessions typically last 5 minutes, but this can vary depending on the area(s) and condition being treated.

What type of results are expected?

Beneficial effects are often experienced after only one or two treatments, and many patients report immediate relief. The technology has a 91% success rate as per clinical studies.

What are the possible side effects?

Treatment with Shockwave technology has virtually no side effects. In some cases, patients may experience minor discomfort for a few days. Patients can return to work after treatments and in most all cases there is no down time.

Who is a candidate for Shockwave therapy?

Most people are excellent candidates for Shockwave treatment however patients who are pregnant, have a pacemaker or current cancer are not suitable for treatment with Shockwave Technology.

How can I learn if Shock Wave Treatments will help my condition?

Please call our practice at 317-580-9355 or contact us. We have experienced staff that can answer your questions and make an appointment for you to come in for a consultation visit.

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