The radial shock waves are high intensity sound waves transmitted from an electro-pneumatic system through the surface of the skin where it interacts with the various pathological tissues.
They allow to calm the pain while treating the injured tendons..
These waves cause micro-lesions which help to remodel and soften the damaged fibrous scar area. The body reacts by increasing the metabolism of the treated area, which stimulates the healing process.
This technique allows the resorption of calcifications, as well as a reduction in pain sensitivity.
The success rate is high, varying according to the studies between 70 and 80%.
Radial Shockwave Indications:
Tendinopathies (calcifying or non-calcifying tendinitis of the shoulder, epicondylitis or tennis elbow, epitrochleitis or golf ''elbow, Achilles tendinitis, tendinopathies of insertions, patellar tendinitis, tendinitis of the gluteus medius)
Plantar fasciitis, heel spur, plantar fasciitis
Sequelae of muscular accidents (strains, tears)
Trigger Points (contractures)