Shockwave Therapy for ED

Focused Shockwave Therapy is an evidence-based treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED), chronic prostatitis (male pelvic pain), hard flaccid syndrome, and Peyronie’s disease with no side-effects. Treatments are quick, painless, and discreet. A major advantage of this innovative treatment is that it has virtually no risks, side effects, or down-time.

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What is Shockwave Therapy for ED?

Shockwave Therapy involves passing high-frequency waves through the skin to treat an enormous range of disorders and injuries in urology, orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, podiatry, osteopathy, aesthetics and veterinary medicine. Its main benefits are the ability to regenerate tissues in the musculoskeletal system, providing pain relief from chronic conditions, and restoring mobility and function.

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) can treat a wide variety of degenerative diseases and musculoskeletal disorders from tendinopathies, muscle strains and stress fractures to erectile dysfunction and chronic pelvic pain.

An Introduction to Shockwave Therapy for ED

We’ve produced this short video to explain shockwave therapy can be used to effectively treat the common root causes of erectile dysfunction.


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How does shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction work?

Shockwave Therapy for ED involves passing painless, short, intense focused waves into the affected tissues. These waves increase blood flow, stimulate repair and tissue regeneration. Shockwave Therapy puts the body’s cells into repair mode and restarts its own accelerated healing process.

Treatment with Shockwave Therapy can lead to a significant improvement of the IIEF (International Index of Erectile Function) which lasts at least 3 months (Man, L. et al., Urology, Elsevier, 119, 67 – 103, 2018)

Repairs: Shockwave Therapy promotes the formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) contributing to an improvement of ED symptoms.

Regenerates: Many patients suffer from ED because the smooth muscle in their penile arteries has been damaged. Shockwave Therapy has been shown to induce the body to repair the smooth muscle in the penis and thus improve function.

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What are shockwaves?

Focused Shockwaves are high-energy waves. In the medical world, shockwaves have been used successfully for the treatment of various medical conditions since the 80’s. Shockwaves are generated by a hand hand device outside of the body (extracorporeally) and then travel through the patient‘s skin into the damaged or diseased tissue. This is why the method is called Extracorporeal Shock wave Therapy or ESWT for short. There are two types of shockwaves, Radial and Focused (radial shockwaves should not be used for ED). 

Radial Shockwaves (Soft shock) are used to treat larger and more superficial indications.

Focused Shockwaves (Hard shock) have a smaller more targeted focal point for greater accuracy and greater treatment depth. The smaller targeted treatment area allows for a more comfortable treatment and is therefore used for the treatment of men’s sexual health conditions.

The Benefits

How does Shockwave Therapy benefit erectile dysfunction?

Treats the root cause

Most impotency problems stem from challenges with blood flow and retention, both of which are addressed through our treatments.

High success rate

Shockwave therapy is an evidence-based, well-researched and effective treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED)*.

No known side effects

One of advantages of this treatment is that there are no reported side effects, it works by triggering natural growth and recovery.

Completely drug free

No injections, no pills and no chemicals – shockwave therapy effectively treats erectile dysfunction without the need for drugs.

New blood vessels

Shockwave therapy stimulates the growth of new blood vessels which aids better blood flow to the penis for stronger, longer-lasting erections.

Swift results

On average, patients can usually expect to see results quickly. Noticeable change often occurs within 3 weeks of treatment starting.

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How did Shockwave Therapy for Urological applications come about?

Shockwave Therapy in medical applications dates back to the 1950s when a Ukrainian engineer developed a device for destroying kidney stones in the human bladder with an endoscope. In 1980 a breakthrough took place when kidney stones were broken up with shockwaves, extracorporeally, meaning outside of the body. This innovative approach meant that kidney stones could be treated from outside the human body and through the tissue without surgeries.

Researchers discovered that low doses were more destructive (breaking down kidney stones) whereas high doses were more regenerative, leading to the regeneration of soft tissues and even healing bones. Shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction uses about one-tenth of the energy used for kidney stones, rather than break something down, as is the case with kidney stones, lower energy shockwaves make the penis healthier.

How long does shockwave therapy for ED last?

If the underlying causes of your ED, such as heart disease, diabetes, excessive weight or diet are tackled the effects of shockwave therapy can be permanent. Shockwave therapy increases the amount of blood that can flow into the penis, so as long as that flow isn’t restricted again you shouldn’t have any problems.

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