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Patients, like you, who suffer from acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain now have access to an innovative, non-invasive treatment that will get you feeling better faster.

DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine is proud to offer shockwave therapy in the form of CuraMedix Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT®), the most advanced non-invasive technology that uses energy-based on unique sets of acoustic pressure waves.

EPAT helps to improve the regenerative potential, rather than further damage an area that has degenerated because of poor blood flow, tissue injury, overuse, or weakness.

In as few as three weekly five to ten-minute sessions, you’ll be able to return to your favorite sport or activity. And there’s no downtime.

Keep reading to find out how you can be pain-free. If you’re ready to find relief with a doctor who truly cares, schedule your first appointment with Dr. DiCesare today.

Understanding Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology

Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT), sometimes referred to as ESWT or shock wave therapy, is the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatment method cleared by the FDA. This proprietary technology is based on a unique set of pressure waves that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process.

Here’s how it works:

  • Coupling gel is applied to the treatment area of interest to enhance effectiveness.
  • After these preparations, pressure waves are released via the applicator moved over the area of interest in a circular motion.

Shockwave therapy can help treat acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain and/or pain that significantly impairs mobility or quality of life without the need for invasive surgery, including:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
  • Calcific tendinitis and bursitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Patellar tendinitis
  • Quad tendinitis
  • Trochanteric bursitis
  • And more.

ESWT has a proven success rate that is equal to or greater than that of traditional treatment methods (including surgery) and without the risks, complications, and lengthy recovery time.

Shockwave therapy is:

  • Performed in your physician’s office/ clinic
  • Does not require anesthesia
  • Requires a minimal amount of time

Patients can:

  • Bear weight (i.e. walk) immediately,
  • Return to work/normal activities within 24-48 hours
  • Resume strenuous activities after 4 weeks.

If you’re seeking a non-invasive and safe treatment option for chronic pain with proven results, minimal recovery time, and no risks or complications, ESWT is the ideal solution. Contact us today to learn more about how shockwave therapy can help you overcome your chronic pain!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Electromagnetic Shockwave Therapy Safe?

Yes. This FDA-cleared technology was developed in Europe and is currently used around the globe. A wealth of medical experience, state-of-the-art engineering, and optimal quality have been built into each EPAT device, and extensive clinical studies and tests have confirmed its safety and efficacy.

What Results Can I Expect From ESWT?

Some patients report immediate pain relief after the treatment, although it can take up to four weeks for pain relief to begin. The procedure eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life. Over 80% of patients treated report being pain-free and/or have significant pain reduction.

How Long Does Treatment Last? How Many Will I Need?

Treatment sessions take approximately 5-10 minutes depending on the disorder to be treated. Generally, at least 3 treatment sessions are necessary at weekly intervals.

What Side-Effects Should I Be Aware Of?

The non-invasive shockwave treatment has virtually no risks or side effects. In some cases, patients may experience some minor discomfort which may continue for a few days. It is normal to have some residual pain after intense exercise or a full day of work.

That said, the safety and effectiveness of the ESWT procedure has not been determined for people with the following health conditions:

  • Malignancies
  • DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)

Your doctor will provide you with information about how these and other conditions might affect the determination to perform the EPAT procedures.