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Focused Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in Bryant, AR

Our team is excited to be the only provider in Central Arkansas to bring you Focused Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT). This is a new tool used in many countries across the globe for promoting natural healing without surgery.

What is Focused Shock Wave Therapy?

Shockwave MachineFocused Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (also known as ESWT) works by delivering acoustic waves directly to the area triggering pain. This technology was initially developed to break up kidney stones during lithotripsy, but research shows that many orthopedic injuries improve with ESWT. This non-invasive procedure does not involve needles or surgery and results are seen within only a few treatments. The device delivers shock waves that are precise and targeted through a hand held wand. Deep tissues are able to be reached and there are no significant adverse effects. ESWT is a fantastic alternative to pain medication with some patient’s experiencing relief after the first visit.

How does ESWT work and reduce pain?

Shock waves are high energy acoustic waves. During the treatment, this wave is focused through a lens and transmitted into the body, up to a depth of 4.7″. The shock waves interrupt pain pathways of inflamed nerves while stimulating cells and the body’s intrinsic healing mechanism. This leads to restoration of healthy functioning of cells and brings new blood flow to the area to encourage natural healing.
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What conditions does ESWT treat?

Focused Shock Wave Therapy is indicated by the FDA as a non-invasive treatment option for patients with heel pain due to chronic plantar fasciitis.

shockwave on footESWT also supports:

  • Foot and heel pain
  • Acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain
  • Release of trigger points
  • Dissolving of calcified fibroblasts
  • Stimulation of collagen
  • Reversal of chronic inflammation
  • Muscle strain healing
  • Muscle regeneration support
  • Muscle spasms
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shoulder tendonitis
  • Achilles tendon pain

How many treatments will I need?

Generally, three (3) to five (5) sessions are necessary at weekly intervals. Treatment sessions take approximately 5-10 minutes depending on the type of problem area that is being treated.

What are the possible side effects/complications?

The non-invasive ESWT treatment has virtually no risks or side effects. In some cases, patients may experience slight discomfort which may continue for a few days in extremely sensitive areas. Patients may experience bruising, swelling or redness of the skin over the treatment area. Contraindications to ESWT include bleeding disorders, active malignancy and pregnancy.

Benefits of ESWT

  • Non-invasive
  • No anesthesia
  • No scarring
  • No risk of infection
  • No downtime
  • Over 80% patient satisfaction
  • Faster, easier healing

 Click here to watch a short video on Shock Wave Therapy featured on The Doctor’s show!

Learn More or Get Started

Call us today at (501) 847-0868 for more information or set up an appointment for Focused Shock Wave Therapy!
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