Softwave therapy, also known as extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), is a medical treatment that uses high-energy acoustic waves to stimulate healing and tissue regeneration. Originally developed for the treatment of kidney stones, ESWT has since been adapted for various orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions, as well as for aesthetic and dermatological purposes.
In orthopedics, Softwave therapy is used to address conditions such as plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, tennis elbow, and other soft tissue injuries. The shock waves generated by the device are believed to stimulate blood flow, enhance tissue repair, and reduce inflammation, leading to pain relief and improved function.
In aesthetic medicine, Softwave therapy has been utilized for skin tightening, cellulite reduction, and improvement in the appearance of scars and stretch marks. The shock waves can stimulate collagen production and remodel connective tissue, resulting in firmer, smoother skin.