Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment used in physical therapy and orthopaedics to treat musculoskeletal conditions that have resulted in persistent pain (> 3 months) and loss of mobility, and which have not responded adequately to conventional treatments such as steroid injections, painkiller, rest, heat or cold therapy.
Shockwave therapy uses mechanical energy in the form of audible, low energy waves that increase blood flow in the area treated and initiates the body’s healing process.
It is described as “Gold standard for lower limb pathologies” and according to the studies the success rate is:
• Plantar fasciitis 90%
• Achilles tendinopathy 90%
• Patella tendinopathy 88%
• Calcified shoulder tendinopathy 91%
• Lateral/medial epicondylitis 77%