Shock Wave Therapy is applied in six sessions, each lasting 15 minutes. Two or three sessions are planned in a week. In total, the treatment takes 2-3 weeks. According to the result of the controls made one month after the completion of the treatment, a second course of treatment of six sessions may be applied.
In medicine, shock waves were firstly used to break down kidney stones in the 1980s. The shock waves used for this purpose are of high intensity and bear such a high energy that they can shatter a stone. Later, it was observed that the recovery time of the tissues was faster thanks to the shock waves, and shock waves of medium intensity were started to be used for the treatment of various orthopedic diseases.
With low-intensity shock waves, on the other hand, various heart diseases and erectile dysfunction have been treated by stimulating the formation of new vessels (vascularization) in recent years.
Shock Wave Therapy is a term that is used to describe low-intensity shock wave treatment. This therapy method has been used in orthopedics for years to help heal broken bones, injured ligaments, and injured tendons. ESWT has also been used for accelerating the healing of wounds. Targeted high-energy sound waves accelerate tissue regeneration and cell growth.