Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in Dearborn, MI
We offer extracorporeal shockwave therapy at Genesis MD! ESWT can handle a wide array of conditions such as achilles tendinopathy, erectile dysfunction, lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and more! Call us today for more information or book an appointment online.
Whether you are experiencing chronic pain from a debilitating condition or are having difficulties with your sexual health, the psychological weight can be immensely challenging to bear day after day. At Genesis MD, we want to help lighten the burden that you are carrying around with such conditions through our exceptional services, such as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)! Our expertly trained doctors and friendly staff would be delighted to offer you professional and compassionate care.
WHAT IS EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCK WAVE THERAPY?
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a fantastic method for treating a wide array of conditions, ranging from orthopedics and rehabilitation to urology and veterinary medicine. It began in 1980 as a method for treating kidney stones and has since become an invaluable tool for the treatment of various chronic pain conditions with significant efficacy. It is a non-invasive procedure that delivers pulsed acoustic waves through a shockwave device and gel medium to targeted areas of chronic pain on a person’s body.
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy helps chronic pain by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. Specifically, ESWT improves blood flow, streamlines the inflammatory process, dissolves calcium deposits, provides pain relief, and stimulates the production of collagen, fibroblasts, and osteoblasts. Those last three—collagen, fibroblasts, and osteoblasts—are all extraordinarily instrumental keys in the healing process. Collagen is a protein that is involved in virtually every healing process in your body. At the same time, fibroblasts and osteoblasts are cells responsible for the healing of connective tissues and bones, respectively. Osteoblasts also help with bone regeneration. Furthermore, ESWT provides pain relief in both the short-term and long-term by overwhelming local nerve endings with stimuli so that their activity diminishes in the short-term, and by stimulating local nerves so that they recalibrate pain perception in the long-term.
WHAT CONDITIONS DOES EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY TREAT?
The conditions that extracorporeal shockwave therapy can treat are many and diverse! In addition to treating kidney stones, ESWT can handle a wide array of conditions, including;
- Achilles, elbow, patellar, and shoulder tendinopathy
- Cervical and lumbar spinal pain
- Erectile dysfunction
- Femoral head necrosis
- Iliotibial band friction syndrome
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
- Medial tibial stress syndrome
- Morton’s neuroma
- Patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee)
- Peyronie’s disease
- Plantar fasciitis (heel spurs)
- Retrocalcaneal bursitis
If you have any of the above conditions, extracorporeal shockwave therapy can be of enormous benefit to you!
HOW IS THE RECOVERY FOR EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY?
You will be pleased to know that the recovery for extracorporeal shockwave therapy is very minimal! After your initial consultation with a doctor, the entire process should not take more than five to ten minutes. The procedure involves the doctor applying a gel to the treatment area through which an ESWT device will send shockwaves directly to the targeted tissue. Once this complete, any resulting tenderness or discomfort will be minimal, and you should feel free to resume any daily routine you have on the day of your appointment. Within the next days, weeks, and months, you should gradually see results and can expect full results within a year of treatment. Depending on the severity of your condition, you will likely need weekly treatments for a three- to six-week period.
Come to Genesis MD to experience the incredible benefits of extracorporeal shockwave therapy for several different conditions! If you would like more information or would like to book an appointment, call us at (313) 581-3255 or schedule an appointment on our website. Genesis MD has a clinic at 13530 Michigan Ave, Suite 280 in Dearborn, Michigan. Contact us if you would like to know our hours of operation.