EPAT, often referred to as Focused Shock Wave Therapy, is the most advanced and effective noninvasive therapy for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain cleared by the FDA. A non-surgical musculoskeletal treatment for the repair and regeneration of tissue, musculoskeletal, and vascular structures, Shock Wave, and EMTT (Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Technology) can be used in combination with biologics and ultrasound-led technology to improve your regenerative potential.

What areas of pain can Shock Wave Therapies treat?

  • Foot and Ankle
  • Lower Leg
  • Thigh and Knee
  • Pelvis and Hip
  • Back
  • Forearm, Wrist and Hand
  • Upper Arm and Elbow
  • Shoulder
  • Neck
  • Trigger Points

Who Benefits From the New EMTT
EMTT can be used to treat numerous musculoskeletal disorders and a variety of pain syndromes. This technology is backed by significant research and has shown to be extremely successful in the regeneration and rehabilitation of complicated conditions. The new EMTT regenerative treatment, Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Technology, treats the dysfunctions listed below without surgery or downtime:

  • Degenerative joint disorders
  • Wear and tear conditions such as osteoarthritis (knees, hips, hands, shoulders, elbows), herniated discs, spondylarthrosis
  • Pain treatment – Chronic pain, for example, back pain, lumbago, tension, radiculopathy
  • Sports injuries – Chronic inflammation of tendons and joints, tendon overuse syndromes, inflammation of the pubic bone
  • Relaxation of muscle spasms
  • Prevention or retardation of disuse atrophy to temporarily increase local blood circulation in healthy leg muscles
  • Immediate post-surgical stimulation of calf muscles to prevent venous thrombosis
  • Maintaining or improving range of motion
  • Temporary relief of pain associated with sore and aching muscles in the:
    – Shoulder
    – Waist
    – Upper extremities
    – Lower extremities

Shock Wave Therapy is Now At Charleston Sports Medicine

Charleston Sports Medicine has brought a new form of technology into their office- EPAT (Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy) but more frequently referenced as Shock Wave. This technology is the Storz Medical Orthopulse 100, an evidence-backed unit distributed by Curamedix, the American distributor of Storz. Storz is a reputable Swiss company known for the success and evidence found in the trial of their products.

Shock Wave therapy was designed to treat injuries such as Plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma, Achilles tendonitis, patellar tendinopathy, lower limb tendinopathy, medial tibial stress, proximal hamstring tendinopathy, critical limb ischemia, rotator cuff tendonitis, tennis elbow, lateral epicondylitis, bicipital tenosynovitis and other ailments. Treatment is done by generating acoustic pressure waves through a wand that is applied to the affected area. Shock Wave mildly irritates the body cells without harming them by emitting pulses into the affected area to trigger a metabolic response. This response increases blood flow to the injured area and supplies it with more oxygen to improve healing. The benefits of Shock Wave therapy include a decrease in pain, reduced inflammation, and a faster regeneration of tissue. Shock Wave provides significant to complete relief of the injured area and is an effective alternative to getting surgery (depending on the severity of the case). Physicians can use it to treat new or chronic pain.

Patients should expect treatment to last 15 minutes per session, but time is dependent on the affected area’s size, location, and severity. Significant discomfort is not to be expected during or after the procedure, but light bruising or mild soreness can be present for a few days following treatment. Shock Wave is performed weekly with a minimum expectation of 3 sessions, but patients may need more sessions to achieve optimal relief. Severe cases can require up to 12 sessions; however, each treatment plan is case-dependent based on patient needs.

To schedule your consultation for Shock Wave, visit charlestonsportsmed.com or call (843) 284-5200.

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