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

EWST Shockwave Therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those involving connective tissues attached to bones. Complaints involving attachment points for tendons and ligaments in major joints like the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee are common for ESWT.

One area 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 include:

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

As ESWT also encourages bone healing, it has been used to treat:

  • Stress Fractures
  • Avascular Necrosis (dead portion of the bone)
  • Slow-Healing Bone (delayed unions)
  • Non-Healing Bone (non-unions)

Contraindications include:

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