The Proof is in the Science
Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Is Safe and Effective in the Treatment of Chronic Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis
By: Ludger Gerdesmeyer, MD, PhD, Carol Frey, MD, Johannes Vester, PhD, Markus Maier, PhD, Lowell Weil Jr, DPM, Lowell Weil Sr, DPM, Martin Russlies, PhD, John Stienstra, DPM, Barry Scurran, DP, Keith Fedder, MD, Peter Diehl, MD, Heinz Lohrer, MD, Mark Henne, MD, and Hans Gollwitzer, MD
Clinically Relevant Effectiveness of Focused Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis.
A Randomized, Controlled Multicenter Study
By: Hans Gollwitzer, MD, Amol Saxena, DPM, Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, Louis Galli, DPM, Richard T. Bouche, DPM, David S. Caminear, DPM, Brian Fullem, DPM, Johannes C. Vester, ́Carsten Horn, MD, Ingo J. Banke, MD, Rainer Burgkart, MD, and Ludger Gerdesmeyer, MD
Abstract-Heel Pain Treatment Results using Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT) vs. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT).
By: Angela Drury-Schimberg, D.P.M., F.A.C., F.A.S
The American Journal of Sports Medicine - Eccentric Loading, Shock-Wave Treatment, or a Wait-and-See Policy for Tendinophathy of the Main Body of Tendo Achillis
By: Jan D. Rompe, M.D., Bernhard Nafe, M.D., John P. Furia, M.D. Ph.D., and Nicola Maffulli, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.S.(Orth)
The American Journal of Sports Medicine - High-Energy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy as a Treatment for Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy
By: John Patrick Furia, M.D
The American Journal of Sports Medicine - Extracorporeal Shockwave for Chronic Patellar Tendinopathy
By: Ching-Jen Wang M.D., Jih-Yang Ko M.D., Yi-Sheng Chan M.D., Lin-Hsiu Weng M.D. and Shan-Lin Hsu M.D.
Low-Energy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy as a Treatment for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
By: Jan D. Rompe, Angelo Cacchio, John P. Furia and Nicola Maffulli
Physical Therapy - Effectiveness of Radial Shock-Wave Therapy for Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder: Single-Blind, Randomized Clinical Study
By: Angelo Cacchio, Marco Paoloni, Antonio Barile, Romildo Don, Fosco de Paulis, Vittorio Calvisi, Alberto Ranavolo, Massimo Frascarelli, Valter Santilli, Giorgio Spacca
Radial Shockwave Therapy in Calcific Tendinitis of the Rotator Cuff
By: Dr. P. Magosch, ATOS Clinic Heidelberg (Germany)
The American Journal of Sports Medicine - Shock Wave Therapy for Patients with Lateral Epiconylitis of the Elbow
By: Ching-Jen Wang, M.S. & Han-Shiang Chen, M.D.
Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (rESWT) in Chronic Plantar Heel Pain - a RCT
By: L. Gerdesmeyer, L. Weil, B. Scrurran, J. Stienstra, C. Frey, K. Fedder, M. Maier, M. Henne, M. Russlies, H. Lohrer, J. Vester
Der niedergelassene Chirurg - Radial Shockwave Therapy in Heel Spur (Plantar Fasciitis)
By: G. Haupt, R. Diesch, T. Straub, E. Penninger, T. Frölich, J. Schöll, H, Lohrer, T. Senge
Repetitive low-energy shock wave application without local anesthesia is more efficient than repetitive low-energy shock wave application with local anesthesia in the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis
By: Rompe JD, Meurer A, Nafe B, Hofmann A, Gerdesmeyer L.
Shockwave Therapy - Successful treatment options
Pain Management & Mobility Restoration
Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) is a method for the treatment of superficial orthopedic disorders developed over the past 20 years. A great deal of experience and a large number of study reports by users has now confirmed its efficacy.
The original application of focused shockwaves with extremely short duration and very high peak pressures - use of the first lithotriptor for shattering kidney stones (focused shockwave), that can be reach and destroy the solid bodies inside the human body without damaging overlying tissue (1980) - has now developed into an alternative, safe and low-cost method of treatment for superficial orthopedic problems with virtually identical efficiency...
Effectiveness of Shockwave Therapy
Improvement for Calcific Tendinitis 91%
Improvement for Plantar Fasciitis 90%
Improvement for Patella Tendinitis/Achillodynia 88%
Improvement for Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder 83%
Improvement for Tennis Elbow 77%
Improvement for Achilles Tendinopathy 76%
Improvement for Myofascial Trigger Points 80%
Benefits of Shockwave Therapy
Patients can be treated on both sides at the same time, if the condition requires.
Fast, safe and effective
Decreased pain and increased function
No incision; no risk for infection at the treatment site, no scarring
Future treatment options are not limited