Shockwave is most well known for the management of tendon complaints.
However, it has also been proven to be highly effective for treating muscle tightness, injuries and pain, whether acute (i.e. resulting from injury or trauma) or the result of an on-going chronic condition. In many cases, there is an immediate reduction in pain following the session.
The conditions that respond best to Shockwave therapy include:
- Achilles tendonopathy (inflammation, swelling or pain in the Achilles tendon)
- Plantar fasciitis (pain on the arch of the foot, especially under the heel)
- Patellar tendonopathy (inflammation, swelling or pain in the tendon that joins the bottom of the kneecap to the shin bone – otherwise known as Jumper's knee)
- Lateral or Medial epicondylitis (Tennis or Golfers elbow – lateral epicondylalgia)
- Periarticular shoulder pain (Frozen shoulder)
- Calcific tendonopathy (pain and movement restrictions resulting from the build-up of calcium deposits within the tendons)
- Gluteus medius tendonopathy (pain in the side of the hip or the buttock – also known as trochanteric bursitis)
- Hamstring tendonopathy (hamstring pain, where the hamstring meets the buttock)