Shockwave Therapy is a technology that has been developed from lithotripsy; this technique has been used for over thirty years to treat kidney stones making them explode. Shockwave therapy is based on the same principle: by causing a sharp increase in pressure in the tissue to be treated. This pressure increase will trigger a series of physical and chemical changes at the cellular level in the treated area. The main effect of the shockwave therapy is a direct mechanical force that occurs at the cellular level when the wave energy passes through the tissue being treated. These waves cause a controlled impact on the tissues. The result is a biological reaction in the cells of that tissue, which causes an increase in blood flow, which initiates a chain of reactions which accelerates the natural healing processes of the body.

Shockwave Therapy proved to be an effective treatment option for these conditions. It is unique in its ability to treat conditions that have become chronic, where other more traditional therapies have not been effective..

Most patients treated with Shockwave therapy frequently report having obtained immediate relief or a significant reduction in pain and a significant improvement in mobility after their first treatment.

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy

Conditions treated with Shockwave Therapy

  • Painful trigger points
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Chronic Tendonitis with or without calcification
  • Tendonitis of the shoulder (with or without calcification)
  • Painful shoulder movements
  • Calcified Tendonitis
  • Bursitis (with or without calcification)
  • Patellar syndrome and achillodynia
  • Anterior tibia syndrome
  • Epicondylitis (Tennis elbow or Golfer elbow) – painful irritation of the elbow
  • Heel – Thorn calcaneal (heel spur)
  • Painful inflammation in the heel or foot
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Tendonitis Patella – pain just below the knee cap
  • Shin splints
  • Trochanteric bursitis (hip)
  • Tendinitis of the patellar tendon
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Scar tissue
  • Stress fractures
  • Calcified tendinitis of the rotator cuff