FAQS about Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)?

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is a type of physiotherapy used to treat new and old problems with the muscles and bones. Therapy, also called Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, is a non-surgical way to treat pain and injuries in the muscles and bones. It usually takes between 5 and 7 minutes. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) works. That much is clear.

Many articles in reputable journals have said that shockwave therapy is suitable for injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Before we get too far into it, let’s consider what “Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy” means. The word “extracorporeal” comes from the Latin words “extra” and “corpus,” which means “body.” So, extracorporeal implies something that is outside of the body. Now let’s look at what “Shockwave” means.

What does Shockwave Therapy means?

Merriam-Webster says that a shockwave is a high-amplitude compressional wave caused by a shock to the medium through which the waves travel. Physics is a better way to define it. In the world of science, shockwave therapy spreads problems. In other words, extracorporeal shockwave therapy starts a disturbance that extends through the body. Let’s look at an example to understand better what I mean.

When you hit the surface of a solid object with a blow, that surface will change in some way. At the surface, the first thing that happens is that the area that was hit gets squashed. Once the object is pressed, it will send that disturbance to the layers deeper below the surface. Soon after that, the surface relaxes, and the compression that started at the surface spreads through the whole thing that was hit by the blow.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary says that reproduction is a process that spreads and affects larger areas. In conclusion, extracorporeal shockwave therapy (also called SW Therapy or ESWT) is a treatment that uses pressure waves from outside the body to send high-energy sound waves (shockwaves) to body tissue to help it heal faster.

What are the different kinds of extracorporeal shockwave treatment (ESWT, SWT, and SW therapy)?

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) and Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy are the two main types of shockwave used in medical treatments.

  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy: This type of shockwave is also called a Non-Focused shockwave, a Radial shockwave, or a Dispersive shockwave. These are the things that usually send out “Soft Shockwaves.”
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy: Focused or Hard Shockwave is the name for the shockwave treatments used in lithotripsy. They go more profound because they use 10-2000 times more energy.

What are some of ESWT's advantages?

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy has a lot of good points (ESWT). Below is a list of them with a short explanation to help you understand them better:

  • Pain is gone faster with extracorporeal shockwave therapy.
  • Effects of Shockwave therapy on blood vessels before and after
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy eliminates the pain by focusing on the root causes and reducing muscle spasms. In the following paragraphs, we’ll discuss what ESWT (Shockwave Therapy) does to tissues. In this sentence, we will discuss Substance P. Substance P is a neuropeptide that controls and sends messages between nerve cells.
  • The neuromodulating and neurotransmitting effects of substance P cause inflammation in the musculoskeletal system, stimulating the nerve fibers that sense pain. The amount of P in tissue can be lowered using extracorporeal shockwave therapy. Because of this, ESWT is a much better way to reduce pain than other methods. Best of all, you get less pain and less swelling without taking drugs or getting injections.
  • EWST speeds up the healing of damaged and dysfunctional tissue.
  • Put collagen is needed for the tissue to heal. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy has been linked to increased substances like Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfates in the ground (ESWT). Muscles, tendons, and ligaments can heal when these substances’ production in the environment increases. Increased microcirculation in the damaged tissue also speeds up oxygenation and metabolism, which are two more things that help the body heal faster. Also, lactic acid and other irritants like histamine are removed by extracorporeal shockwave therapy.
  • Treatments with extracorporeal shockwave therapy can make joints move better.
  • When injured tissues like ligaments and tendons get hard, they cause constant pain and make it harder to move. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is the best way to treat arthrosis caused by calcium deposits around the joints (osteoarthritis). In short, it can make the space between the joints bigger, which makes it easier to move and bend the joints.

What side effects does ESWT have?

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a safe, non-invasive procedure that can be done without a patient being in the hospital. Most of the time, the treatment takes about five minutes. The whole thing should take about 15 minutes, including the preparations and activities before and after Therapy. If a patient chooses shockwave therapy, the treated area may become irritated. There could be some redness or swelling. During treatment, you can expect to feel some pain. But the Therapy we offer at our center should never hurt.

So, the Therapy shouldn’t hurt at all. But two to three hours after Therapy, you might feel some pain. So, we tell everyone who comes to our center for shockwave therapy to rest and not do anything physical on the day of treatment.

Are there a lot of studies on ESWT treatments for joints and injuries?

Yes, that is the short answer to this question. Researchers have found that people with shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain, leg pain, neck pain, back pain, and plantar fasciitis all got better in the clinic.

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is quickly becoming the treatment of choice for many therapists and doctors who treat patients with acute or chronic tendonitis or tendinopathy that doesn’t get better with other types of physiotherapy. We have also found that this method dramatically helps people with tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and Achilles tendonitis. 

Studies done in the United States of America have shown that treatments for plantar fasciitis and heel spur work 92% of the time. We have higher hopes at our center because we combine the benefits of extracorporeal shockwave therapy with those of clinical physiotherapy and chiropractic. So, our hope that plantar fasciitis will disappear is nearly 100%. Our integrative treatment methods and, of course, our cutting-edge Spine and joint technology are the keys to getting good results. We can help you right now.

Is ESWT Painful?

We believe you don’t have to endure more pain to get better. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy can hurt in some places, but not here. 

Most of the time, ESWT should be fine. On the other hand, patients with the acute condition may feel some pain. “No Pain, More Gain!” is the motto of our center. This is our motto, and we stick to it even with treatments like extracorporeal shockwave therapy. Like other therapeutic devices, ESWT has a way of controlling how hard it works.

The more intense the energy bursts are, the more pain or discomfort you may feel. So, our program for shockwave therapy starts with a soft and light setting. As you get better and your pain disappears, we make the workouts harder. In this way, we avoid pain or suffering that isn’t necessary.

Why should I choose Nexus Clinic for Shockwave Therapy?

Talk to one of our skilled chiropractors or physiotherapists one-on-one.

An in-depth look at your problem and the reasons behind it

After we know what’s going on, we’ll give you the different diagnoses and the prognosis for your condition.

We’ll make a treatment plan that’s best for you based on what’s wrong with you.

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Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a big step forward in pain treatment.

We add extracorporeal shockwave therapy to your chiropractic and physiotherapy care to make it more effective. Tissue damage can be fixed without needles or surgery with extracorporeal shockwave therapy. Contact one of our centers right away for the most affordable shockwave therapy.

Alternately, you may book an appointment at one of our clinics in:

Nexus Clinic Kuala Lumpur

LG 10, Lower Ground Floor, Wisma UOA II, Jalan Pinang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Mobile: 016-921 5699 / 016-702 5699
Landline: 03-2163 5699

Nexus Clinic Cyberjaya

P05-3A, P05-5, Shaftsbury Square, Jalan Impact, Cyber 6, 63000, Cyberjaya.
Mobile: 012-392 5569
Landline: 03-8322 5699

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