Pulse wave therapy is a state-of-the-art, non-invasive treatment. It is also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT). First used during the 1980s as a treatment to break up kidney stones and later found to be an excellent treatment for a range of musculoskeletal conditions, including plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, tennis elbow, and erectile dysfunction.
How does shockwave therapy (pulse wave therapy) work?
Pulse wave therapy works by delivering high-energy acoustic waves to the affected area. The energy waves penetrate deep into the tissues, creating “microtrauma,” triggering the body’s natural healing response. The healing response includes increased blood flow, the release of growth factors, and the formation of new blood vessels, all of which foster the regeneration of damaged tissue.