Shockwave therapy

Shockwave therapy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive treatment that involves delivery of shockwaves to injured soft tissue to reduce pain.

The acoustic waves generated by the shockwave triggers the healing process by activating the body’s self-healing properties, which lead to faster, long-term healing and regeneration of the affected tissue.

Shockwave therapy is highly effective for treating chronic tendon disorders like tendinopathy that have not recovered with conservative treatments.

Shockwave therapy can be combined with exercises

Shockwave is effective for treating:

  • Chronic shoulder complaints or disorders; frozen shoulder, calcification, tendonitis, subacromial bursitis, tendon irritation
  • Chronic elbow pain: tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow
  • Knee complaints: (infrapatellar tendinopathy), jumper’s knee, shin split
  • Foot complaints: Heel spurs, plantar fasciitis or tendon plate irritation
  • Hand complaints: Trigger finger, Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Chronic back pain
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Ilio tibial band syndrome
  • Hip: groin injuries, hip bursitis
  • Wrist complaints: carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon irritation

Benefits of shockwave therapy:

  • Realistic alternative to surgery or drugs
  • Treats the cause of the complaint, not the symptoms
  • Success rate of 80%
  • Excellent treatment result on average 6 to 8 treatment sessions required
  • Short treatment time per session (8 to 10 minutes)
  • Few side effects, only risk of some slight redness or swelling
  • Pain relief and recovery often already after a few days
  • Reliable and scientifically proven form of therapy for many complaints

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