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Cleveland Health Group is proud to offer an exciting, breakthrough treatment option for chronic pain. Focused Shockwave Therapy is the most effective Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) available. No needles. No anesthesia. No expensive hospitalization. No additional medication. This advanced, effective, non-invasive treatment can be used to treat a variety of conditions.
Focused Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (Focused ESWT) is a specific form of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) that concentrates shockwaves at a specific point in the body. In ESWT, shockwaves are acoustic waves with high energy that are directed toward the affected area to stimulate healing and reduce pain. Focused ESWT differs from radial shockwave therapy, which disperses energy over a broader area.
Here’s how Focused ESWT works and how it can benefit orthopedic pain:
In Focused ESWT, a device generates shockwaves and focuses them at a specific point within the body. This focused energy allows for precise targeting of the affected area, such as a specific tendon or joint.
The shockwaves generated during Focused ESWT stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. This includes increased blood flow, cellular activity, and the release of growth factors, which contribute to the regeneration and repair of damaged tissues.
Shockwaves have an analgesic (pain-relieving) effect by disrupting pain signals transmitted through nerves. This can lead to a reduction in pain perception and improved comfort for patients with orthopedic conditions. Following treatment, most patients will experience an immediate reduction in pain.
Focused ESWT has shown effectiveness in promoting the healing of tendons and soft tissues. It can be particularly beneficial for conditions such as tendinopathies (e.g., Achilles tendinopathy, rotator cuff tendinopathy) and other soft tissue injuries.
In some cases, Focused ESWT has been used to break down calcific deposits in tendons. This is commonly seen in conditions like calcific shoulder tendinopathy, where calcium deposits can contribute to pain and inflammation.
Focused ESWT is a non-invasive procedure, meaning it does not require surgery or incisions. This makes it an attractive option for patients who prefer conservative treatment approaches and want to avoid the risks and recovery associated with surgery.
Focused ESWT is performed on an outpatient basis. Patients can undergo the procedure and return home on the same day, without the need for hospitalization.
Most patients experience minimal downtime after Focused ESWT. While there might be some mild discomfort or swelling after the procedure, these effects are generally temporary.
Focused ESWT may offer an alternative to surgical intervention for certain orthopedic conditions. It can be considered in cases where surgery is not preferred or poses additional risks.
There is a growing body of evidence supporting the efficacy of Focused ESWT for specific orthopedic conditions. However, the suitability of this treatment option should be assessed on a case-by-case basis by one of our healthcare professionals.
It’s important to note that while Focused ESWT can be effective for many patients, its appropriateness depends on the specific condition, the individual patient, and other factors. Consultation with one of our qualified healthcare providers at Cleveland Health Group is crucial to determine the most suitable treatment plan for addressing orthopedic pain.
Focused Shockwave Therapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive pain management treatment for men and women. The cost of the procedure itself varies as it is dependent upon multiple criteria such as the amount of sessions, the area(s) being treated and the severity of the condition.