How much is a shockwave treatment?
Shockwave Therapy Cost The out-of-pocket cost for each treatment is between $400 and $500. Your urologist will discuss these costs and other options with you before deciding the best course for treatment.
How long does shockwave therapy last for?
How many sessions of Shockwave Therapy are needed and how long does it take? The treatment lasts between 10 and 15 minutes, depending on the condition. On average, three to six sessions are required. You will require a full assessment to determine the number of treatments you will need.
What is the success rate for shock wave therapy for ED?
Efficacy in the ESWT and VED groups was excellent in 10% and 13.3%, respectively, and moderate in 63.3% and 53.3%, respectively. Treatment success rate in the ESWT and VED groups was 73.3% and 67.7%, respectively.
Can shockwave therapy make it worse?
In the days following shockwave therapy, you may experience swelling and redness in the treated area. This can make your pain feel worse, but this is indicative of the healing process, is completely normal and will subside within a day or two.
Does shock wave therapy work for erectile dysfunction?
The same 2019 review and meta-analysis found that erectile function significantly improved with shockwave therapy. Results were best among men with vasculogenic ED. A 2010 pilot study found that among 20 men with vasculogenic ED, all experienced improved erectile function after 6 months of shockwave treatment.
Who should not get shockwave therapy?
The areas in which Shockwave therapy must be strictly avoided include the heart, the sternum, the thoracic spine and its associated muscles, the scapula, most pectoral muscles and the area under the trapezius’ upper fibres near the apex of the lungs.
How often can you do shock wave therapy?
How often will I need the treatment? Most indications require 3–5 treatments which are done 3–10 days apart, depending on the patient’s tolerance and their tissue response.
Is shock wave therapy painful?
Shockwave therapy is non-invasive, highly-effective, requires no anaesthesia and has no nasty side-effects. It is relatively pain-free and you can return to work straight after your treatment. Depending on your condition you may be able to continue to exercise whilst seeking treatment.