Shockwave Therapy: New Technology Fixes Acute and Chronic Tendonitis, and Pain
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, (or ESWT), is an exciting new technology using shockwaves to treat chronic, painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. A shockwave is an intense, but very short energy wave traveling faster than the speed of sound.
ESWT works in two ways promoting better healing. One is that the microtrauma of the repeated shock wave to the affected area stimulates new blood flow into the area. It is this new blood flow that promotes tissue healing. The second is that in chronic pain, the brain has “forgotten” about the pain and does nothing to heal the area. In applying shockwave therapy a new inflammatory process is created which kick starts the brain. The brain then reacts by sending the necessary body nutrients to the area to promote healing. These are the reasons IT WORKS and why it WORKS WELL! Research proves ESWT is extremely effective for most near to bone tendonitis more so than many other alternatives.