Shockwave Therapy (extracorporeal shockwave therapy) is a painless treatment to the penis that helps break up plaque and reestablish circulation and nerve function. We call it the HISwave in our offices.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is usually a vascular problem, which is why when I have a man come in to see me for ED I also look for heart disease.
The tiny vessels that supply the penis are the first ones to get clogged. Next comes your heart.
So if you have Low T or ED, I’m going to ask you questions about your heart health. I’ll also probably get a CT Calcium Score and a Cleveland Heart Panel on you as well. I do this because Low T and ED are the first signs that something else is going on.
Shockwave Therapy works great for ED, especially if Cialis or Viagra are not working that great and you want to get to the root of the problem.
Shockwave Therapy and its other uses
It works for other stuff besides ED, which is really what I want to educate you on today. But first let me get more into how Shockwave Therapy actually works.
It’s an intense wave of energy that travels faster than sound, which is used to penetrate deeply into the body to the source of the pain.
Extracorporeal means outside of the body. This shock wave interacts with the tissue that’s causing pain. When this interaction happens there’s a healing side effect of accelerated tissue repair and cell growth.
Here is a list of other uses of Shockwave Therapy besides ED:
- Dissolution of calcified plaques
- Disperse pain medications (Great for joints and injuries)
- Promotes new blood flow stimulation
- Joint injuries
- Release of trigger points
- Reversal of chronic inflammation
- Restoring mobility
- Plantar fasciitis
This device looks like a magic wand. You can put it on different settings for the amount of energy you want to deliver, and place it over the area that’s bothering you. It doesn’t hurt, and it gets deeply into that tissue and breaks up the calcification.