Focused & Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
ESWT is a FDA approved treatment used in musculoskeletal medicine, orthopedics, urology and cardiology. The shockwaves are abrupt, high amplitude pulses of mechanical energy, similar to soundwaves, generated by an electromagnetic process. “Extracorporeal” means that the shockwaves are generated externally to the body and transmitted from an applicator through the skin, that reaches deep to targeted tissue in a very precise procedure.
- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) has the benefit of penetrating deep into tissues without being invasive or potentially infectious.
- The long term effects of ESWT has been extremely successful, owing to the regenerative processes they induce within damaged tissues
- ESWT has been efficacious in pain management through successful modulation in the neural pain gateway mechanics and central perception
Who needs ESWT?
- Cervical syndromes: Neck pain radiating to the thoracic regions and upper extremities, including Brachialgia, Dorsalgia and Cephalalgia. (arm, upper back and headaches)
- Peri-articular shoulder pain and dysfunctions (Adhesive Capsulitis and Shoulder Joint Calcifications
- Tendino-myopathies of forearm and elbow (Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow) / Epicondylalgia
- Dorsalgia (pain in the upper back)
- Lumbago and Glutealgia
- Adductor pain and shortening
- Patellar tendinitis (Jumper’s Knee)
- Peroneal muscle syndrome (Runner’s Foot)
- Anterior or Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
- Achillodynia (Tendo-Achillis Enthesiopathy)
- Plantar Heel pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Metatarsalgia (Toe Pain)
- Greater Trochanteric and Ilio-tibial Band enthesiopathies
- Pes Anserine Pain Syndrome
- Osgood Schlatter Syndrome, pain below the knee in young athletic adolescents
- Sever’s Disease (Apophyseal Calcanei), overuse of calcaneal apophysis in children engaged in sports
- Knee Arthroplasty, following TKA (Total Knee Arthroplasty) for treating ligamentopathies following the surgery
- Osteoarthritic changes of joints, a breakthrough approach that proved to alleviate pain as well as aid in the regeneration process of the cartilaginous components of the affected joints, especially when working on small articulations
How it works (for the more technically oriented)
- Spatial impact on sarcomeres
- Increased Chemotaxis of Stem cells
- Neo-Angiogenesis promotion
- Pain modulation: Release of Nitric Oxide, Selective degeneration of C-Fibers, pain modulation via Gate Control Model
- Destruction of damaged muscle fibers assisting the body in getting rid of them
At Spine & Sports Medicine Clinic/Chiropractic Egypt, Dr. Habib has been implementing a combined treatment approach to musculoskeletal problems, which incorporates the correction of faulty biomechanics implicated in causing such issues, through adjustive as well as muscle fiber re-education and release techniques, along with ESWT.
Dr. Habib believes that both fulfill the clinical criteria for being non-invasive, evidence based, as well as extremely effective in alleviating such problems in as little time as possible.
Our Doctor’s approach has been considered to be, not only innovative, but also effective and complete.