Shockwave therapy is a safe, non-invasive method of treating tendon, muscle and joint conditions. It employs a device to apply a series of acoustic wave pulsations directly to an injury through the skin using a gel medium, stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. It can be used effectively to treat a range of chronic or recurring conditions, as well as disorders that haven’t been successfully managed through traditional methods.
Common conditions that have been treated successfully with shockwave therapy techniques include tendinopathy, tendonitis, bursitis, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures and shin splints. It can also be used to help manage issues related to myofascial trigger points, hamstring tightness, scar tissue, and shoulder pain.