Focused Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy - ESWT
Extracorporeal shock waves have been successfully used to treat pain since the early 1990s. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and trigger point therapy (TPST) are highly efficient, non-invasive treatment methods for chronic and acute complaints in the skeletal muscles. ESWT enables the exact diagnosis and therapy of active and latent trigger points and is thus an important supplement to manual medicine.
During Dr. König's consultation, ESWT is used as a significant extension of the range of applications for myofascial pain syndromes.
ESWT is a self-payer benefit (IGEL) for patients with statutory health insurance. The costs for ESWT are covered by the private health insurance companies.
ESWT's areas of application are:
- Lime shoulder
- tennis elbow
- heel spur
- plantar fasciitis
- Achilles' vision problems
- shoulder pain
- knee pain
Good treatment results are achieved in the treatment of pseudarthrosis (false joint formation) or delayed bone fracture healing after a bone fracture (fracture) with ESWT.