Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is a treatment modality for heel pain and Achilles tendonitis that has not responded to anti-inflammatory treatments. Therapeutic radial shock waves are often referred to as radial pressure waves. These are high energy acoustic waves. The radial shockwave is generated by compressed air which in turn drives a projectile in a cylinder to a shock transmitter. The kinetic energy generated by the projectile converts into acoustic energy when the projectile hits the shock transmitter. The shock wave is delivered to the tissue via the handpiece. This helps to speed up the healing process and dramatically reduce heel pain levels in a short period of time.