How Shockwave Therapy Works

Shockwave therapy accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Strong energy pulses are applied to the affected area. These pulses occur for short periods of time, creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst. The force created by these bubbles penetrates tissue and stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing. In many instances, shockwave therapy is most effective in cases where the human body has not been able to heal itself on its own.

BENEFITS

There are numerous benefits from shockwave therapy.
• Non-Surgical
• No Side Effects
• Accelerated Healing
• Ease Of Use
• Affordable
• Covered By Most Insurance Companies

The beneficial effects of shock wave therapy are often experienced after only 1 or 2 treatments. The therapy eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life.

TECHNOLOGY

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a modern and highly effective treatment method: high-energy sound waves are introduced into the painful areas of the body. With this innovative therapy approach, pathological alterations of tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles and bones can be eliminated systematically.

STORZ offers focused, planar and radial shock wave systems to cover the great variety of indications in orthopaedic therapy and rehabilitation medicine and makes the combined shock wave therapy system DUOLITH® SD1 and the radial system MASTERPULS® line the most successful ESWT systems worldwide today.

 

Treatable Conditions

  • TREATMENT OF TENDINOPATHIES
  • HAMSTRINGS
  • MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS
  • ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY
  • BURSITIS
  • HALLUX RIGIDUS
  • NON-HEALING ULCERS
  • TENDONITIS
  • SCAR TISSUE
  • JUMPERS KNEE
  • CALCIFIC ROTATOR CUFF TENDINITIS
  • TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
  • NON UNIONS
  • SHOULDER PAIN
  • TENNIS ELBOW
  • PATELLAR TENDONITIS
  • PLANTAR FASCIITIS/HEEL SPUR
  • SHIN SPLINTS
  • STRESS FRACTURES
  • ENHANCEMENT OF BONE HEALING
  • MUSCLE AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE
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See how it works in this video

Non Surgical Treatment of Soft Tissue, Bone, Heal and Joint Pain.

Clinical Studies

The proof is in the science. If there are any more reasons to not support a non-surgical, non-invasive, affordable treatment to accelerate healing, let them all be laid to rest.

Current Concepts of Shockwave Therapy in Stress Fractures Download
By: Carlos Leal, Cristina D'Agostino, Santiago Gomez Garcia, Arnold Fernandez

Efficacy of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in Frozen Shoulder Download
By: Badak Vahdatpour, Parisa Taheri, Abolghasem Zare Zade and Saeed Moradian

No Difference in Effectiveness Between Focused and Radial Shockwave Therapy for Treating Patellar Tendinopathy: A randomized Controlled Trial Download
By: H. van der Worp, J. Zwerver, M. Hamstra, I. van den Akker-Scheek, R.L. Diercks

Efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave therapy for knee osteoarthiris: a randomized controlled trial Download
By: Zhe Zhao, MD, Rufand Jing, MD, Zhan Shi, PhD, Bin Zhao, MD, Quan Ai, MM, and Gengyan Xing, M

Shock Wave Therapy Compared with Intramedullary Screw Fixation for Nonunion of Prixmal Fifth Metatarsal Metaphyseal-Diaphyseal Fractures Download
By: John P.Furia, MD, Paul J. Juliano, MD, Allison M. Wade, MD, Wolfgang Schaden, MD, and Rainer Mittermayr, MD

Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Is Safe and Effective in the Treatment of Chronic Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis Download
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 Download
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

Study #2 - Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Low Energy Extracorporeal Pulse- Activated Therapy (EPAT) for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis Download
By: Robert Gordon, MD; Charles Wong, BHSc; Eric J. Crawford, BHSc Toronto, Canada

Shockwave Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy in Professional Athletes Download
By: Angelo Cacchio, Jan D. Rompe, John P. Furia, Piero Susi, Valter Santilli and Fosco De Paulis

Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Therapy Compared with Surgery for Hypertrophic Long-Bone Nonunions Download
By: Angelo Cacchio, Lucio Giordano, Olivo Colafarina, Jan D. Rompe, Emanuela Tavernese, Francesco Ioppolo, Stefano Flamini, Giorgio Spacca and Valter Santilli

Abstract-Heel Pain Treatment Results using Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT) vs. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT). Download
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 Download
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 Download
By: John Patrick Furia, M.D.

The American Journal of Sports Medicine - Extracorporeal Shockwave for Chronic Patellar Tendinopathy Download
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 Download
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 Download
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 Download
By: Dr. P. Magosch, ATOS Clinic Heidelberg (Germany)

Evaluation of Low-Energy Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Application for Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis Download
By: Jan D. Rompe, MD, Carsten Schoellner, MD, And Bernhard Nafe, MD

The American Journal of Orthopedics - Safety and Efficacy of ESWT for Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis Download
By: John P. Furia, M.D.

Foot and Ankle International - ESWT for the Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis Download
By: George Theodore, M.D., Matthias Buch, M.D., Annunziato Amendola, M.D., F.R.C.D., Christine Bachmann, M.D., Lamar L. Fleming, M.D., Chistopher Zingas, M.D.

The American Journal of Sports Medicine - Shock Wave Therapy for Patients with Lateral Epiconylitis of the Elbow Download
By: Ching-Jen Wang, M.S. & Han-Shiang Chen, M.D.

Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (rESWT) in Chronic Plantar Heel Pain - a RCT Download
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) Download
By: G. Haupt, R. Diesch, T. Straub, E. Penninger, T. Frölich, J. Schöll, H, Lohrer, T. Senge

Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery - Shock Wave Therapy for Treatment of Foot and Ankle Conditions Download
By: Alastair Younger, MB, ChB, FRCSC

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for the treatment of chronic calcifying tendonitis of the rotator cuff: a randomized controlled trial* view online
By: Gerdesmeyer L, Wagenpfeil S, Haake M, Maier M, Loew M, Wortler K, Lampe R, Seil R, Handle G, Gassel S, Rompe JD.
*Fee to see whole paper

Antibacterial effects of extracorporeal shock waves* view online
By: Gerdesmeyer L, von Eiff C, Horn C, Henne M, Roessner M, Diehl P, Gollwitzer H. Klinik und Poliklinik fur Orthopadie und Sportorthopadie der Technischen Universitat Munchen, Munchen, Germany
*Fee to see whole paper

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* view online
By: Rompe JD, Meurer A, Nafe B, Hofmann A, Gerdesmeyer L.
*Fee to see whole paper

 
THE WORLD’S
MOST EFFECTIVE SHOCKWAVE TREATMENT

It’s no surprise that the benefits of shockwave therapy as a non-surgical way of treating a wide array of soft tissue conditions, is clearly becoming the most popular treatment.