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Shockwave Therapy is the most effective treatment for pain associated with Muscular Skeletal disorders

Fast relief of pain from tennis elbow, shoulder, heel and knee trauma and degenerative disorders.


CLINICAL ARTICLES : Orthopaedics

Chronic plantar fasciopathy

Greve et al., Clinics (São Paulo, Brazil) 2009; 64(2): 97-103
Comparison of radial shockwaves and conventional physiotherapy for treating plantar fasciitis
Link to PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19219314?ordinalpos=1&itool=
EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_
RVDocSum
Link to the Journal (pdf): http://www.scielo.br/pdf/clin/v64n2/v64n2a06.pdf

Gerdesmeyer et al., Am J Sports Med 2008, 36: 2100-2109,
Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Is Safe and Effective in the Treatment of Chronic
Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis : Results of a Confirmatory Randomized Placebo-Controlled
Multicenter Study
Link to PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18832341?ordinalpos=1&itool=
EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_
RVDocSum
Link to the journal: http://ajs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/0363546508324176v1

Chow and Cheing, Clinical Rehabilitation 2007;21(2): 131-141,
Comparison of different energy densities of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for the
management of chronic heel pain
Link to the Journal: http://cre.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/2/131

Midportion Achilles tendinopathy

Rompe et al., Am J Sports Med 2009;37:463-470
Eccentric Loading Versus Eccentric Loading Plus Shock-Wave Treatment for Midportion Achilles
Tendinopathy – A Randomized Controlled Trial
Link to PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez
Link to the Journal: http://ajs.sagepub.com/content/37/3/463.abstract

Rompe et al., Am J Sports Med 2007;35(3):374-83
Eccentric loading, shock-wave treatment, or a wait-and-see policy for tendinopathy of the main
body of tendo Achillis: a randomized controlled trial.
Link to PubMed : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17244902?ordinalpos=7&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez
.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum
Link to the journal: http://ajs.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/35/3/374

Insertion Achilles tendinopathy

Rompe et al., Am J Bone Joint Surg 2008;90:52-61
Eccentric loading compared with shock wave treatment for chronic insertional achilles tendinopathy. A
randomized, controlled trial.
Link to PubMed : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18171957?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.
Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum
Link to the journal: http://www.ejbjs.org/cgi/content/abstract/90/1/52

Medial tibial stress syndrome

Rompe et al., Am J Sports Med 2009 Sep. 23 [Epub ahead of print]
Low-energy extracorporeal shock wave as a treatment for medial tibial stress syndrome.
Link to the Journal: http://ajs.sagepub.com/content/early/2009/09/22/0363546509343804.abstract

Greater trochanteric pain syndrome

Rompe et al., Am J Sports Med 2009 Oct., 37(10) 1981-1990 [Epub May 13]
Home training, local corticosteroid injection, or radial shock wave therapy for greater trochanter pain syndrome.
Link to PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19439758
Link to the Journal: http://ajs.sagepub.com/content/37/10/1981.abstract

Furia et al., Am J Sports Med 2009 Sep., 37(9):1806-1813 [Epub May 13]
Low-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy as a treatment for greater trochanteric pain syndrome.
Link to PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez
Link to the Journal: http://ajs.sagepub.com/content/37/9/1806.abstract

Subacromial pain syndrome

Engebretsen et al., Brit Med J 2009;339:b3360. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b3360
Radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy compared with supervised exercises in patients with subacromial
pain syndrome: a single blind randomised study.
Link to PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19755551
Link to the Journal: http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/339/sep15_1/b3360

Pain relief

Schmitz, De Pace, Urological Research, April 2009, 37:231–234, DOI 10.1007/s00240-009-0190-8
New publication by EMS researchers on the current understanding of pain relief by extracorporeal shock wave
therapy
Link to PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?orig_db=PubMed&db=pubmed&cmd=Search&term=Depace%20R
%5Bauthor%5DLink to Springer:: http://www.springerlink.com/content/j30858435w373529/fulltext.pdf

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