ESWT (Electronic Shock Wave Therapy) is a technique usually used for the treatment of bone and ligament injuries, whereby pulses of very high energy sound waves are applied to the problem area.
Shock waves can assist in tissue regeneration by causing “microtrauma’, which in turn, initiates an increase in the rate of development of new blood vessels, and therefore allows better delivery of the elements required for healing.
It has also been shown to potentially increase bone turnover as well as having a short to medium analgesic (pain-killing) effect.
‘Shockwave’ therapy has been effective in treating high suspensory desmitis, sesamoiditis, back and sacroiliac pain and navicular syndrome.
A course of three treatments at fortnightly intervals is usually recommended.