Shock wave therapy

Shock waves - Alternative treatment for chronic pain in tendons and joints as well as poorly-healing bone fractures

Shock waves are high-energy ultrasound waves that are directed via the surface of the skin into the diseased tissue and which propagate in a circular or focussed manner.

The tissue responds with increased metabolic activity, which stimulates or accelerates healing processes.

Shock wave therapy is used for:

  • delayed bone healing
  • heel spurs, achillodynia
  • calcific tendinitis
  • muscle/tendon insertion pain, e.g. tennis elbow – golfer’s elbow
  • patellar tendinitis
  • painful muscle conditions

Shock wave therapy does not use X-rays or drugs. Surgical intervention and its associated risks can be avoided.