Shockwave centre

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The gentle alternative

to surgery

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
  • May prevent the need for surgery

When is shockwave therapy recommended?

  • Calcified shoulder
  • Tennis elbow/ golf elbow
  • Heel spurs
  • Achilles’ tendon irritation
  • Delayed fracture union
  • Early stages of cartilage or bone change