ESWT is formed by combining the first letters of the words “Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy”. It means “Shock Wave Therapy Applied Outside the Body” in Turkish. The working principle of the system is based on focusing and applying pressure waves produced outside the body to a certain area.
With the ESWT application, the blood flow in the problem area is increased and the body’s self-healing mechanism is activated. In addition, the regeneration of the tissues in the problem area is ensured. The success rate of this method, which is used in the treatment of diseases such as heel spur (epine calcanei), tennis and golfer’s elbow, shoulder pain, muscle pain and tendinitis, varies between 70-90 percent.
Since it is not a surgical procedure, there is no significant problem other than mild pain that occurs in the area applied during the treatment and passes in a short time.