Everything about Radial Shockwave Therapy


Cont. from previous edition.

Indications that you should opt for Shockwave Therapy:

  • Painful Shoulder
  • Insertional Pain
  • Jumper’s Knee
  • Calcifications
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Hip Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Heel Spur
  • Chronic Tendinopathy

Treatment using Shockwave Therapy:

  • Locating the area: The area is located precisely generally by palpations (touching the area with bare hands to ensure the affected area)
  • Application of Gel: Gel is applied to the located area as this smoothens or lubricates the area and allows the waves to transfer efficiently.
  • Initiation of the Therapy: The applicator is placed on the area; it is pushed slightly against the area; the start button is pressed and moved to cover the entire affected area.

Success rate of Shockwave Therapy:

Research shows an overall result rate of 77% to 80% of chronic conditions that were not cured by other treatment had relief and elimination of their problem after opting for shockwave therapy.

It is necessary to indicate that one expects positive clinical outcomes immediately after the treatment; although, there is a possibility that the treatment may not improve the symptoms. But a review recommended after 12 weeks after the final treatment. But if the symptoms persist, you may be advised for a surgery by the medical practitioner.

Krishna Jeeja


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