Shockwave Therapy


Chuck Osuagwu, MD

Internal Medicine & Adult Care and Primary Care located in Garland, TX

Shockwave Therapy 

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a mechanotherapy consisting of pressurized sound waves which “reduces and reverses injury to damaged tissues or promote the homeostasis of healthy tissues.” ESWT is known to be a viable alternative option to shoulder, hip, and long-bone fracture surgery. ESWT is also helpful in treating plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, joint inflammation, joint and nerve pain.


Shockwave Therapy is a non-surgical wellness treatment procedure that helps restore functionality and mobility for individuals with chronic pain in their muscles and soft tissues. It is a procedure without any complications as It is administered using a device that sends high-powered acoustic waves throughout the affected areas.


These waves break down any calcium or scar tissue deposits and interact with the affected areas, stimulating new blood vessel formations and tissue repair. As a result, the energy administered activates an accelerated healing response that helps patients recover in no time.


Tissue Regeneration Technology to address chronic pain in joints and tendons. Resolves most pain issues in 3-4 sessions-including for longstanding and chronic injuries for knees, ankles, plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, wrist, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow.

Shockwave Treatments


Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

Shock wave therapy offers several benefits to people living with chronic pain, such as neck pain, back pain, cervical pain, lumbar pain, hip pain, and scoliosis. It offers a better alternative to other treatment methods, such as the use of medications and surgery, since it focuses on promoting the body's self-healing properties.



Shock wave therapy is not invasive as some types of treatment, such as surgery. That means you can return to life as normal immediately following treatment.


No Adverse Side Effects:

Shock wave therapy has minimal side effects. Some patients only experience tolerable pain that lasts between two to four days after the procedure. Others may experience mild swelling or bruising. However, most patients do not experience any pain or discomfort at all.


Fast Recovery:

Some patients report getting some relief from pain after the first session. A patient does not need a lot of sessions to feel better. On average, a person requires 3-4 sessions. Each session takes a few minutes to complete.


It Focuses on Healing:

Shock wave therapy does not just focus on alleviating symptoms. It also focuses on treating the cause of the symptoms, making it an appealing long-term solution to pain and immobility.


Conditions ESWT can Help

  • Jumpers Knee (Patella Tendonitis)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Heel Spur/Plantar Fasciitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Chronic Low Back Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Neuropathic pains/Numbness & Tingling
  • Inflammation
  • Chronic Pain