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  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy applied to shoulder of patient
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    Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

    What is it? Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a noninvasive surgical procedure that uses sound waves to stimulate healing in some musculoskeletal conditions. “Extracorporeal” means “outside of the body” and refers to the way the therapy is applied. Origins of ESWT The basic science behind the use of ESWT is rooted in the treatment of kidney stones via Lithotripsy. Lithotripsy…

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    Acupuncture – An In-Depth Look

    What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine involving the insertion of very thin acupuncture needles into the skin at specific acupuncture points on the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. According to traditional Chinese medical theory, acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through…

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    Tennis Elbow & Golfer’s Elbow

    You have probably heard of tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow before. These are common conditions that produce pain at the elbow and in the forearm. Tennis elbow is associated with lateral elbow pain at the boney point along the outside of the elbow called the lateral epicondyle. Also known as, lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow is…

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    The Truth About Compression & Edema

    Edema, the medical term for swelling, is the result of capillaries (the smallest blood vessels in the human body) leaking fluid into nearby tissue. Edema may be the result of several mechanisms, including: During the initial phase of tissue healing, there is an influx of chemical mediators which results in an increase in blood flow…