Chronic tendon or joint pain can be the result of tensile overload and calcification of the tendon insertion and can be treated with acoustic shockwaves. In many cases, this treatment prevents the need for surgery
What happens during shockwave treatment?
Shockwaves are high-energy acoustic waves generated by a specialised device. The concentrated waves are directed towards the area of chronic pain; their impact dissolves calcium deposits and leads to an improved vascular supply, causing the pain to subside.
What are the advantages of shockwave therapy?
Low stress on the surrounding tissue
No medication-induced physical stress
The treatment can be repeated
Reduction of incapacity for work to a minimum
Reduction of downtime in training through outpatient treatment