How can you help me focused shock waves?

Written by: Dra. Karin Freitag
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Focused shock waves are mechanical waves, high energy, they get dissolve calcium deposits in addition to reducing inflammation in cases of chronic tendinitis - and therefore pain.

The treatment consists of between 3 to 5 sessions, with an interval of seven days. It locates the area to be treated by high-resolution ultrasound. Some notable aspects of this technique are:

  • No need advance preparation and application of local anesthesia.
  • No side effects.
  • No normal activity except sport, so atrophy and loss of muscle tone is avoided limited.


Completed treatment, the specialist in rheumatology follows up with revisions month, three and six months (with functional and pain scales).

Treatment shockwave

Applications focused shock waves

Focalized shock waves are indicated in:

  • Epicondylitis, known as tennis elbow.
  • Epitrocleitis, known as golfer 's elbow.
  • Trochanteritis (inflammation of the tendons trochanter where the buttocks are inserted).
  • Patellar tendinitis (inflammation of the patellar tendon, knee).
  • Achilles tendinitis (inflammation of the Achilles tendon at its insertion point in the calcaneus).
  • Plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the fascia, with or without heel spurs).
  • In nonunion (delay fracture healing and stress fractures).


Advantages and disadvantages of focused shock waves

  • Improves tendon physiology, eliminating calcium deposits and creating new blood vessels.
  • Outpatient treatment in consultation.
  • It allows rapid incorporation labor and sports.
  • It is an effective alternative to surgery.
  • Antiinflammatory required and therefore is the most suitable option for patients with digestive and cardiovascular diseases.
  • No side effects - of relevance (tolerable pain during treatment).
*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dra. Karin Freitag

By Dra. Karin Freitag

Dr. Karin Freitag, Director of the DKF Clinic , specializes in Rheumatic and Degenerative Diseases and expert shockwaves and Regenerative Medicine, using techniques PRP, stem cells, Orthokine® and infiltrations in the spine.
Dr. occupied the presidency of the Spanish Society of Shock Wave (SETOC) until 2015 and is now part of the Board and Regional President for Europe Ibero-Latin American Federation Shock Wave (ONLAT).
Karin Freitag has been practicing private medicine about twenty years. He began his professional career in surgical and trauma later, he discovered his true passion: rheumatology.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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