Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a largely side-effect and risk-free method for treating certain pathological changes in ligaments, tendons, capsules, bones and muscles.
Shockwaves are high-energy, audible sound waves. This energy is transferred to the pain zones in the human body. It develops its healing effect by accelerating healing processes in the body, stimulating the metabolism, increasing blood circulation and regenerating and healing damaged tissue.
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is used in orthopaedics to positively influence tendons, periosteum, joint capsule and nerve parts. The aim of treatment is to relieve or even eliminate the pain.
The most common conditions treated with shockwave therapy are tennis and golfer elbow, chronic shoulder pain and heel spur.