What Conditions Can You Treat with Low to Medium Intensity ESWT?

Extracorpeal Shock Wave Therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those involving areas where major connective tissues attach to bones. Complaints involving attachment points for tendons and ligaments in major joints like the shoulder (ex. rotator cuff), elbow (epicondylitis), hip, knee (tendonitis) are common for ESWT.

One of the areas most frequently treated with ESWT is the foot. Some conditions in the foot that have been treated include,

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Calcific Tendinitis
  • Connective Tissue Pain and Degeneration
  • Joint Injuries
  • Morton’s Neuroma

Additional Treatment areas:

  • Hip Area
  • Lower Extremeties
  • Temporal Mandibular Joints
  • Cervical Spine
  • Pectoral Guide
  • Upper Extremities
  • Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

And as ESWT encourages bone healing. It has been used to treat:

  • Stress Fractures
  • Avascular necrosis(a dead portion of the bone)
  • Slow-healing bone( delayed unions)
  • Non-healing bones (non-unions)


  • Thrombosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Cancer-Lesions or tumors over treatment site