How much does ESWT treatment cost?

How much does ESWT treatment cost?

With low-energy ESWT, the typical costs range from $900 to $1,500 total for three treatments, based on my experience and talking to people around the country, and recognizing what insurance covers when ESWT is covered. There is no facility fee or anesthesia fee.

What does ESWT treat?

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), sometimes referred to as EPAT Therapy or simply ā€œShockwave,ā€ is a non-invasive therapy used to treat pain and promote healing by delivering high-energy sound waves to injured or damaged tissue during short treatment sessions.

How is ESWT performed?

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) involves inducing microtrauma to the affected area by repeated shock waves thereby stimulating neovascularization into the area, which promotes tissue healing.

How painful is ESWT?

Is shockwave therapy painful? Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment, but you might feel a little pain or discomfort in the treatment area during the procedure. Most patients say it feels like small pulses against the skin.

How long does ESWT last?

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy or ESWT is an 18-minute non-surgical procedure used to cure chronic plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow, shoulder tendonitis, and other chronic tendinopathies.

How long does ESWT take to work?

How long does it take shockwave therapy to work? From our own experience and the studies on shockwave therapy, most patients will feel a significant clinical benefit in their pain 6 to 8 weeks after treatment.

How effective is ESWT?

Finnoff notes that multiple high-quality randomized clinical trials have provided substantial evidence that ESWT is a safe and effective noninvasive option for treating tendinopathy throughout the musculoskeletal system.

Can you ice after shockwave therapy?

The shockwave will trigger an inflammatory response, which is the body’s natural process of healing. For this reason, do not use anti-inflammatory medications. Do not use ice. The pain should subside within 24 hours.

Can physical therapists use ESWT?

It is important to encourage further studies to determine the clinical efficacy, as well as optimal treatment parameters, for this treatment. This would further enhance the po- tential for ESWT to become a new modality used by physical therapists.

What are the side effects of shockwave therapy?

Side effects from ESWT are limited to mild bruising, swelling, pain, numbness or tingling in the treated area, and the recovery is minimal compared with that of surgical intervention. “Most patients take a day or two off after treatment but don’t require a prolonged recovery period,” says Dr. Finnoff.

How long should you rest after shockwave therapy?

It is recommended that you refrain from any activity that stresses the treated area for 24 hours after a shockwave session, even if you have no pain after treatment. For example, if you have received shockwave for your Achilles tendon pain, we strongly recommended that you do not run for 24 hours after each treatment.