Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in Wilmington, DE
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT, also referred to as shockwave therapy, or EPAT) treats your pain non-invasively. ESWT is an evidence-based treatment that was originally developed to disintegrate kidney stones several decades ago. Its mechanism of action is based on acoustic mechanical waves that act at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels to generate a biological response.
Body’s Regenerative Potential
ESWT improves your body’s regenerative potential in areas that have degenerated because of poor blood flow, tissue injury, overuse, or weakness. There is strong evidence that ESWT works for calcific tendinosis and plantar fascia pain with many other ongoing studies for chronic tendinopathy and fascial pain. Patient satisfaction in most studies is greater than 80%. There are different treatment machines available (focused ESWT and the less expensive radial ESWT), so be sure to ask your provider about the best treatment for your pain.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Treatment
Treatment involves 3 to 5 weekly 7- to 10-minute sessions and is noninvasive (no needles), safe, and without any significant downtime from sport or work.
To learn more about our Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy treatments
Call Delaware Sports Medicine at (302) 792-7222