Shock Wave Therapy
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESTW) had its origins in the treatment and destruction of kidney stones. Only gradually was it discovered that the treatment could also be used to improve many conditions in the field of the musculoskeletal system. This includes first and foremost calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, chronic tennis elbow, inflammation of the Achilles' tendon and calcaneal spur. It is also highly effective in the case of therapy resistant muscle tensions, especially in the shoulder and neck region (myofascial pain syndrome).
Meanwhile shock wave therapy has become increasingly important in the field of sports medicine and as well, as the conditions already mentioned, it is successfully being used as a treatment for muscle stiffness, pulled muscles or inflamed bursae such as at the patellar tendon, with jumper’s knee or shin splint syndrome.