Acoustic wave therapy, or Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive method of treating soft tissue injuries.
Acoustic wave therapy involves generation of sounds waves that are delivered to an area at high pressure, followed by negative pressure.
Acoustic waves heal an injury via
- Overloading of pain transmission nerves leading to reduction in pain and sensitivity.
- Stimulation of body’s natural repair system by improving blood flow, reversing chronic inflammation and induction of collagen.
Common indications include
- Plantar fasciitis (heel spur syndrome)
- Tennis elbow
- Patellar tendinitis (jumper’s knee)
- Rotator cuff tendinitis (occurring in the shoulder)
- Archilles tendinitis
- Neck and Back strains
Each session last about 15-20 minutes. Patients typically feel immediate relief after treatment with healing occurring in the next few weeks.