Some Physiomed clinics offer state-of-the-art shockwave therapy, a medical solution to chronic, unrelenting pain. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy is a new technology that uses shockwaves to treat chronic, painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system. A shockwave is an intense, but very short energy wave traveling faster than the speed of sound.
Shockwave therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, particularly those involving attachment points for tendons and ligaments in major joints. Shoulders (such as the rotator cuff), elbows (epicondylitis or tennis elbow), hips, and knees (tendinitis or “jumper’s knee) are common sites for Shockwave Therapy.