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Shockwave therapy

The safe treatment option

 

Shock waves are high-energy, audible sound waves. In medicine, shock waves have been used since 1980 among other things for the dissolution of kidney stones. In rehabilitation therapy,  shockwaves are transmitted to the area to accelerate healing. SHOCKWAVE THERAPY (ESWT) involves passing short, intense sound waves into affected tissues, which increases blood flow, has an analgesic effect and stimulates repair and regeneration. The treatment puts the cells into repair mode and allows your body to restart its own accelerated healing process.

Common treatments are as follows but are not limited to:

Achilles tendon and heel pain

  • Achilles Tendonitis

  • Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)

Knee and shin pain

  • Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's / runners Knee)

  • Tibial edge syndrome (shin splints)

  • Hip pain: (Bursitis, tendonitis)

Elbow and arm pain

  • Forearm muscles

  • Epicondylitis (tennis or golfer elbow)

Shoulder and neck pain

  • Periarticular shoulder pain

  • Chronic neck and shoulder pain

  • Tendinosis Calcarea (calcific tendinitis)

Back pain

  • Lumbalgia (lumbago)

  • Dorsalgia (chronic back pain)

Pseudarthrosis

  • Non healing bones


The treatment lasts between 10 and 15 minutes, depending on the condition. On average, three to six sessions are required. You will require a full assessment to determine the number of treatments you will need.

It depends on the conditions treated. Statistics show over 90 percent of patients experience a reduction in their pain. In patients that suffer from plantar fasciitis and heel pain related problems, pain reduction is remarkable, 39 studies showed a success rate of 94% in Plantar Faciitis. The overall success rates for all indications ranges between 60% to 80% depending on the conditions treated.