A Brief History of Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

November 4, 2020

Shockwave therapy treatments have been around for a long time. They were used in various medical specialities to treat everything from kidney stones in the 1980s to orthopedic issues in the 1990s to cardiovascular disease in the 2000s. Most recently, the technology started to be deployed in 2012 to treat erectile dysfunction.

Shockwave therapy, often marketed as Gainswave, is the passage of acoustic energy waves through tissues. This treatment utilizes low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy to optimize men’s sexual health and performance by improving erection quality and sensitivity.

Shockwave therapy treatments work well to restore erectile function in men with mild to moderate vasculogenic ED. By increasing vasodilation in the penile tissue, it creates better blood flow and increases anti-inflammatory effects to prevent current penile blood vessel damage. Shockwave Therapy also helps to regenerate penile blood vessels and penile nerves, and it promotes tissue remodeling.

At Austin Urology Institute, we offer the most competitive pricing packages in the Austin and Greater Austin Area. If interested in learning more about shock wave therapy treatments for erectile dysfunction, please call Austin Urology Institute at 512-694-8888 or contact us here to set up a consultation with one of our providers.