Extracorporeal shockwave therapy

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a treatment mostly used to treat kidney stones, in physical therapy and orthopedics.


The most common use of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is for lithotripsy to treat kidney stones and biliary calculi.


It uses an acoustic pulse. 


It is also reported to be used for salivary stones and pancreatic stones.


ESWT is used to treat tennis elbow, Adhesive capsulitis,shoulder rotator cuff injuries, achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and greater trochanteric pain syndrome, as second line efforts.


It can also be used to promote bone healing, treat bone necrosis, and non-healing fractures.


ESWT can promote wound healing in diabetic foot ulcers. 


ESWT is used in physical therapy for pain reduction, and recovering normal muscle tone following i juries.


The use of ESWT is beneficial in patients with frozen shoulders.






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