At SSMI we pride ourselves with providing patients with the highest quality treament that ensures safety and effectiveness. We are excited to announce the addition of Extracorporeal Softwave Therapy (ESWT) as a part of our practice.
So what is ESWT?
This non-invasive procedure involves administering very specific sound waves to a target site. It is similar to an ultrasound, in that a gel is applied the treatment area to help the sound waves trasmit through the tissue. This causes a sudden change in pressure that elicits a biologic healing response, even down to the cellular level. Studies have shown that it may improve localized blood circulation, anti-inflammatory responses, and even the release of growth factors to help in the recovery process. The treatment lasts approximately 8-10 minutes and there are minimal side effects.
Who can benefit from ESWT?
ESWT has been clinically demonstrated to benefit a multitute of orthopedic injuries. Notable indications include:
-Tendon and ligament injuries
-Jumper's knee (patella tendonitis)
-Golfer's and tennis elbow (epicondylitis)
For more information watch our YouTube clip for a short demo and visit the link to the manufacturer below. Feel free to contact us with any questions and set up a consult with Doctor Carfagno to determine if ESWT is a good fit for you!