*NOTE TO PATIENTS: If you are interested in these treatments you will need to schedule a “NEW PATIENT visit” to discuss your medical history with Dr. Kanaan first. This is usually covered under your insurance plan. For more information or to schedule an appointment at our office in Raleigh, NC call (919) 719-2270.
What is Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy ?
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is a noninvasive treatment that delivers pulses of energy and pressure (i.e., shock waves) to areas of your musculoskeletal system that are inflamed, calcified, or painful. Medical professionals have used ESWT since the 1960s to disintegrate kidney stones and other anomalies without damaging surrounding, healthy tissues.
Common Conditions Treated by Shock Wave Therapy
- Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Pain
- Elbow pain ex. tennis or golfer’s elbow
- Shoulder pain ex. shoulder califications
- Achilles tendon pain
- Patellar tendonitis ex. jumper’s knee or Osgood-Schlatters disease
- Trigger points/muscle tension
- Chronic neck and back pain
What to expect?
Treatment only about 5-10 minutes per area. Most need at least three sessions to get the improvement they want.
After your session, you can walk and perform most daily activities. You can resume your normal routine within 48 hours, but you should avoid strenuous activity for up to four weeks.
Does insurance cover this?
Insurance does NOT cover Shock Wave therapy.