Shock wave therapy for ED is available at Renew. Erectile dysfunction, also known as ED or impotence, is a concern for millions of men around the world. Over 50% of men will experience some type of ED in their lifetime. The prevalence increases with age. This frustrating and life-altering sexual dysfunction is treatable.
The good news is that erectile dysfunction (ED) is treatable. Depending on the cause of the condition, several possible options are available, including Shock Wave Therapy, Platelet-Rich Plasma injections, and medication. Renew proudly offers shock wave therapy for ED. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a relatively new and innovative treatment. This clinically-proven method treats various medical conditions.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common sexual disorder among men. Men affected by ED have consistent trouble achieving and maintaining an erection that is firm enough to have sexual intercourse, despite being sexually stimulated. The condition can have both physical and psychological causes.
One of the major causes of ED is restricted blood flow to the penis, which means that the amount of blood in the penis may not be enough to cause an erection. This type of ED is called vascular erectile dysfunction. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy is a clinically- proven and evidence-based treatment option for this type of ED. It also treats Peyronie’s Disease, which is the development of scar tissue in the penis leading to a curved, painful erection.
Shock Wave Therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), involves audible, high-energy sound waves. Short pulses of focused shock waves are directed at the penis at a very low intensity to improve erectile dysfunction. It consists of several sessions and can be repeated if necessary.
Shock waves successfully treat various medical conditions and have since the 1980’s. In orthopedics, shock waves treat painful insertional tendinopathies such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis. In addition, shock waves treat non-healing bone fractures. In urology, shock waves break up kidney stones, treat Peyronie’s Disease and treat erectile dysfunction caused by vascular compromise. Depending on the area of treatment, low-energy or high-energy shock waves are applied. Compared to surgery, Shock Wave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment option with virtually no risks or side effects. Recent studies show that Shock Wave Therapy significantly improves erectile dysfunction. In particular, improvements are seen when the cause is due to decreased blood flow to the penis or other vascular causes.
In 2010, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) was introduced to treat vascular erectile dysfunction. During treatment, low-intensity shock waves are applied to different areas of the penis. A topical numbing cream is applied to the penis prior to the treatment. Patients experience virtually no pain or discomfort. The shock waves stimulate the creation of new blood vessels in the penis and improve blood flow within the penis. This creates the ability to achieve an erection. Shock wave therapy feels like a vibration to the penis. In about 95% of patients, the treatment is relatively painless. At Renew Wellness & Aesthetics, our board- certified physician, Dr. Julie Shelley performs this simple and painless treatment. Six total treatments, twice weekly for 3 weeks is recommended. Moreover, many patients report a noticeable improvement of their ability to achieve an erection within a few weeks
Yes, it is safe to exercise immediately after Shock Wave Therapy.
Men who have struggled with erectile dysfunction and have not seen success from medications such as Viagra® or Cialis® should consider Shock Wave Therapy. It can be especially effective for men who are not experiencing adequate blood flow to the penis. These patients will see an improvement with Shock Wave Therapy due to the promotion of new blood vessel growth in and around the penis.
Schedule a consult with Renew Wellness & Aesthetics in Oklahoma City for a free sexual health consultation with our board-certified physician, Dr. Julie Shelley, to determine if Shock Wave Therapy is the right treatment for your erectile dysfunction, no matter how mild or severe. For more information on other sexual health services, visit our Oklahoma men’s clinic for sexual health page.