Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ's

What are Shockwaves?

What is the Swiss DolorClast Method?

Is the Swiss DolorClast Method clinically proven?

What are the Indications for use?

How does Radial Shockwave Therapy work?

How does Focused Shockwave Therapy work?

What are the advantages of Swiss DolorClast Radial Shockwave Therapy?

Is Shockwave Therapy BUPA Approved/ How can I become BUPA approved?

Can I treat acute pathologies with ESWT?

Can I use local anaesthetics in conjunction with ESWT?

Can I combine ESWT with other treatments?

What are the contraindications of The Swiss Dolorclast® Method?

Can we use shockwave on patients having a pacemaker?

Is Shockwave Therapy Painful for the patient? And how can I limit pain after each treatment?

Condition Specific FAQ's

Is a "mild thinning" of the supraspinatus tendon a contraindication?

Women who have had a mastectomy, with or without axillary node clearance often develop a frozen shoulder - either fairly soon after surgery or a few months to a year later. Would ESWT help in this situation?

Is there a risk of lymphedema from ESWT treatment if there is no lymphedema in the first place? If the patient already has lymphedema, would ESWT help? Does the treatment parameter depend on whether the patient has had full axillary lymph node dissection or just the sentinel nodes removal?

Is cording a contraindication or does the treatment help in this case?

How soon after surgery can ESWT treatment be performed? After surgery, some patients have to delay radiotherapy treatment as they are unable to lift their arm above their head for treatment. Physiotherapy is a good first option but if there is little or no positive response to physiotherapy, is ESWT a useful tool in conjunction with physiotherapy?

Does radiotherapy play any part in the treatment parameters? What is the timing between radiotherapy and the start of ESWT?

The patient is 8 weeks post-op after a subacromial decompression or rotator cuff repair. Is it OK to have RSWT?

A customer was asking about pelvic floor treatment with rESWT. She heard about this treatment for vulvodynia in particular. Can you check for any info/ treatment protocols?

Can we use the Swiss DolorClast on erectile dysfunction?