Most common indications

Ligament pain around minor and major joints throughout the body is typically treated through surgery, orthopaedic and physical therapy with various rates of efficacy, general or local medicaments and/or corticoid injections with local anaesthesia. Low physical therapy efficacy rates typically lead to surgery – often with uncertain results.

When compared with these predominant treatment methods, shockwave therapy shows clear advantages. The efficacy of this “new” method is around 95%, which is a wholly unprecedented figure in medicine. This rate has been demonstrated by studies and practical experience in Germany and Switzerland and confirmed by our own practice.

Since this new method is developing very rapidly, what held a few years ago is no longer valid or has changed. The number of diagnoses and diseases that can be treated with shockwave therapy is increasing very quickly. For most diseases the treatment is causal (i.e. it eliminates the cause) but it is symptomatic for some diseases such as advanced arthritis (pain relief). In the Czech Republic and in Germany, this therapy can be used for back pain, rheumatic diseases, knee, shoulder and joint arthrosis and other musculoskeletal diseases, including post-injury conditions and post-operative conditions. The most common indications are listed in the Indications section.

Most common indications

  • Tendon pain on the inside of the elbow
  • Restricted mobility and pain in the shoulder joint caused by calcification
  • Back pain
  • Tendon pain on the outside of the elbow – tennis elbow
  • Tendon pain under the outer upper edge of the pelvis
  • Pain above or below the knee when the knee is stressed
  • Pain from knee joint arthritis
  • Rehabilitation of Achilles tendon inflammation
  • Acute and chronic heel inflammation, heel spurs

In our clinic we most frequently use shockwave therapy to treat tennis elbow, heel spurs, shoulder pain, back pain, some types of arthritis and Achilles tendon inflammation. In general, shockwave therapy is suitable for treatment of damaged ligaments, soft tissue around bones, painful inflammation and post-injury conditions of the musculoskeletal system.