WellWave ESWT Therapy

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Increased Circulation & Pain Relief

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) targets tissues at varying depths using acoustic waves to compress and manipulate tissue. This results in a focused and precise deep tissue massage. The outcomes of the mechanical stimulus delivered by ESWT can lead to increased circulation and pain relief – key parts of the healing process. The acoustic waves generated by the WellWave pass through the body and converge at a point deep within the soft tissue. This produces an intense, extremely short duration compression event. The focused acoustic compressions are translated to tissue to provide a massage with pin-point accuracy to the affected area. If you want to learn more about Extracorporeal shock wave therapy, then continue reading below or call one of our physicians today. 

How long does ESWT Treatment take?
  • A typical WellWave treatment takes between 10 and 20 minutes.
  • Normally, we perform 1-2 treatments per week.
  • A total of 3-6 treatments may be necessary before lasting improvement is achieved.
  • With acute pain, a single session is often successful.
Are there known side-effects of Acoustic Compression TherapyTM?
  • Treatment side-effects are limited to reddened skin and/or minor soreness at the treatment site.
What to Expect During Your Acoustic Compression Therapy Treatment?


Your clinician will identify the treatment site or sites. They may mark these sites.


They will then apply a thin coat of coupling gel. This gel helps to translate the acoustic sound waves generated by the therapy head to the body.


Next, the clinician will start the treatment at a very low output setting and increase the power to a level that you help define and is best suited for your condition. The output level and acoustic wave frequency rate may vary from location to location based on the depth and type of tissue being treated.


As the clinician moves the therapy source around the treatment area, you may feel a deep, dull ache that is familiar to you as being like the feeling your condition produces. The therapist will ask you to report when you feel the ache and will then adjust the output of the device to the appropriate level for your treatment. They may also ask you to confirm that the therapy source is still creating the ache and may adjust the location of the treatment based on your feedback. If at any time the treatment becomes uncomfortable, mention this to the therapist and they will adjust the output level.


After the treatment is completed, the coupling gel will be removed and you can return to your normal activities. You may experience some minor aches or discomfort after treatment. It is not unusual for patients to notice flushed or reddened skin around the treatment site.
Dr. Felton | Podiatrist
Dr. Felton
Dr. Sperling | Podiatrist
Dr. Sperling


Office: 763-546-1718
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5851 Duluth St., Ste 101
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