A tennis or golfer’s elbow, heel spurs, Achilles tendon problems
A tennis or golfer’s elbow, heel spurs, Achilles tendon, knee pain, or shoulder problems, sometimes caused by calcification around the joint, can be annoying and often limiting conditions. Even after various forms of treatment, the complaints will often persist. As a last resort, surgery might seem to be the only option. However, at Blessure Den Haag we are able to offer you another option in the form of shockwave therapy, or Shockwave for short.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), or Shockwave, is a revolutionary new treatment, specifically intended for the treatment of chronic muscle or tendon disorders. Long-lasting and persistent injuries can be treated quite effectively using our specially designed equipment. Shockwave originated from the technology used to treat kidney stones. This shockwave treatment, which has been used for decades by urologists to successfully remove kidney stones without surgery, has been used around the world and further developed by orthopaedic surgeons since 1990. It has now been found that Shockwave therapy has a beneficial effect on bone healing (specifically for pseudarthrosis and poorly healing fractures) and also has a healing effect on chronic tendon inflammation. It considerably reduces the hardening of the tendons and calcific deposits usually disappear entirely, creating space again and, among other things, optimising the circulation of blood in the tendon.