Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) for Lateral Epicondylitis with Siemen: Sonocur® Basic
What is extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)?
Extracorporeal means outside the body. Shock waves are created by strong acoustic (sound) energy pulses. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy has recently been found to be effective intreating lateral epicondylitis, sometimes called tennis elbow, a condition that causes pain in the elbow of the affected arm. Your ESW therapy will be performed with a device called Sonocur® Basic.
Sonocur® Basic is a shock wave generator, very similar to the shock wave devices used to treat kidney stones without surgery. The spherical shock wave head holds a kind of loudspeaker that drives acoustic pulses through a lens and a water channel to the affected elbow. The shock head is attached to a suspension arm which allows the shock head to reach to a patient's body if the patient is in a sitting or lying position.
How It Works
Trained medical professionals will operate the Sonocur® Basic system. These professionals are familiar with how to treat tennis elbow with ESWT. They will focus shock waves by moving the shock wave head and by adjusting shock waves to go deep enough to give you the best treatment.
Call today at (910) 323-3183 to discuss your care and treatment.