Radial shockwave therapy accelerates the body’s healing process by stimulating metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Shockwave technology produces an acoustic pressure wave that transmits radially inside the patient’s body tissue from the point of contact. This stimulates cells that heal bone and connective tissue.

In many instances, radial shockwave therapy has proven to be effective in cases where the human body has not been able to heal itself on its own. Here are twenty-one conditions that can benefit from radial shockwave therapy.

Plantar fasciitis

The four different transmitter heads of the MASTERPULS® devices are perfect for the treatment of fascia.

Achilles tendinopathy

The F15 White Soft transmitter head is great for treating indications where there is not as much muscular padding, such as the Achilles tendon.

Jumper’s knee (Patellar Tendonitis)

Athletes are particularly prone to patellar tendonitis, and because shockwave therapy is non-surgical, treatment won’t disrupt activity.

Treatment of tendinopathy

Tendinopathy patients usually only need three shockwave treatments.

Hamstring muscle injuries

Eighty-five per cent of patients who sought shockwave treatments for their hamstrings saw an 85 per cent improvement.

Myofascial trigger points

Storz Medical’s MASTERPULS® Ultra devices leverage nine different transmitter heads to treat trigger points and the associated referral pain.


Trigger point radial shockwave therapy is often used to treat bursitis, including hip pain.

Stiff big toe (hallux rigidus)

Radial shockwave therapy has shown improvement in patients who were not able to find relief with other treatments like orthotics.

Non-healing ulcers

Several studies in the last ten years have shown that radial shockwave therapy promotes angiogenesis, increases perfusion in ischemic tissues, decreases inflammation, enhances cell differentiation, and accelerates wound healing.


Patients who sought radial shockwave therapy for patellar tendonitis saw a 76 per cent improvement.

Scar tissue

Radial shockwave therapy helps break down fibrous scar tissue by increasing blood circulation to the targeted area.

Calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff

Radial shockwave therapy for calcific rotator cuff tendonitis can relieve pain, increase range of motion, and boost strength.

Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)

Radial shockwave therapy significantly reduces pain in people with frozen shoulder and reduces treatment cost.

Broken bones that have failed to heal (nonunions)

Radial shockwave therapy is as effective as surgical intervention for patients with long bone nonunions, with success rates over 70 per cent at six months.

Shoulder pain

The MASTERPULS® transmitters are uniquely designed to treat typical pressure wave indications such as shoulder pain.

Tennis elbow

Studies show that radial shockwave therapy for tennis elbow has led to an improvement in pain, function, and grip strength.

Heel spurs

Research shows that radial shockwave therapy for heel spurs heals the pain 84 per cent of the time.

Shin splints

A study conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of radial shockwave treatment for medial tibial stress syndrome in athletes confirmed its effectiveness.

Stress fractures

Research has shown radial shockwave therapy has a success rate of over 90 per cent in treating stress fractures.

Enhancing bone healing

Cost-effective and easy to administer, radial shockwave therapy stimulates osteoblasts, the cells responsible for bone healing and new bone production.

Muscle and connective tissue injuries

Storz Medical’s patented V-ACTOR® vibration technology is ideal for healing large muscle areas. Additionally, the SPINE-ACTOR® transmitter heads are perfect for treating paravertebral muscles.

If you would like to incorporate the long-term benefits of shockwave therapy into your practice, contact us today by dialing 1 (888) 741-SHOC(7462) or by visiting our website.