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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a treatment method used to treat chronic proximalplantar fasciitis and many various forms of tendonitis or bursitis. EMS Swiss DolorClast® patented technology is decidedly an appropriate remedy for the treatment of various musculoskeletal conditions. Clinical studies including FDA trial data validates the efficacy of ESWT. The device (one example is The EMS Swiss DolorClast®) uses high-energy acoustic waves, which are transmitted through the surface of the skin and spread radially into the body. The body responds with increased metabolic activity around the site of pain, which stimulates and accelerates your body’s self-healing processes where pain occurs. It:
*Increases metabolic activity through improved blood circulation and the formation of new blood vessels.
*Nurtures and accelerates the healing process through cell regeneration.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy using the Swiss DolorClast® offers you a gentle and non-invasive treatment option without the need for medication, anesthesia, surgical procedures, or ultrasound guidance to achieve effective results.
It requires an average of 3-4 sessions spaced between 7-10 days apart in order to realize the maximum benefits of the treatment. The treatment takes minutes to complete, is relatively painless, and does not require any immobilization or significant activity modification following the procedure.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy has been used to successfully treat the following:
Certain conditions where cervical or lumbar facet joints and calcification is present, along with muscle spasm, restricting range of motion, and causing pain.
What Happens during treatment? If we determine that the Swiss DolorClast® is appropriate for you, we will locate the area to be treated. Your feedback is of great value as it will ensure that the treatment is focused on the appropriate area.
Once the treatment begins, the physician/technician will then apply a coupling gel to this area and will gently hold the DolorClast® applicator against the skin as the shockwave impulses are administered. Shockwave impulses are delivered at a low pressure, which is slowly increased to the desired level. This approach will allow you to gradually adjust to any discomfort so that no anesthesia is required to complete the treatment.
Application of the treatment will usually take 5-10 minutes to complete. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy using the Swiss DolorClast® requires an average of 3-4 sessions spaced between 7-10 days apart in order to realize the maximum benefits of the treatment.
Side effects are rare but may include a temporary increase in your pain, local bruising, tingling, or skin irritation. You should notice a gradual decrease in pain at the affected area over time. Many patients experience significant pain relief in just days to 1-2 weeks following the first treatment. However after your final treatment, the healing still continues with more significant improvement occurring over a period of 3 months.