Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)

Our Huntersville veterinarians at LakeCross Veterinary Hospital use shockwave therapy as a non-invasive treatment for painful conditions that don't respond well to more traditional treatments.

Shock Wave Therapy, Huntersville Vet

What is ESWT?

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) uses a series of low-energy acoustic wave pulsations which are applied directly to an injured area.

Shock wave therapy is a non-surgical procedure that helps to initiate the body's natural healing response., reducing pain and improving mobility.

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The Process

ESWT may be done at the time of a surgical procedure or at separate therapy appointments.

As the treatment process involves loud noises and could cause pain, pets are sedated for Shock Wave Therapy.

Animals typically feel pain relief about 24 hours after ESWT, but may require other types of pain control as well, depending on the severity of the condition they are being treated for.

Our vets often recommend integrating other rehabilitative therapies to help pets regain mobility and health.

Uses for Shock Wave Therapy

  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Hip arthritis
  • Elbow arthritis
  • Stilfe arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Chronic or non-healing wounds

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