Shockwave therapy is a non-surgical treatment that has been used to treat chronic tendinitis and other musculoskeletal conditions. It uses high-energy acoustic sound waves to stimulate the healing of injured tissue, relieve pain, and improve mobility. This type of therapy has been found to be effective in treating conditions such as lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff tendinopathy, patellar tendinopathy, calcific tendinopathy and bursitis.
The timing of the results with shockwave therapy will vary depending on the severity of the condition being treated. Generally speaking, it can take anywhere from four to six weeks for someone to experience noticeable improvements in their condition after just 3-6 sessions. There are also certain factors that can influence how long it takes for shockwave therapy to work; these include age and overall health status, as well as how compliant a patient is with their post-treatment rehabilitation program.
Overall, shockwave therapy is an effective treatment for many types of chronic soft tissue injuries.