The human body has the capability to heal when injuries occur, however, Tendinopathy happens when there is a failed healing response of the tendon. It is a broad term that describes a wide range of conditions associated with the overuse and inflammation of tendons.
Usually these tendon inflammations are around the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, heel, and bottom of the feet.
Shockwave therapy can help in resolving these conditions by applying a series of energetic shockwaves to the area that requires treatment. This enables the body to accelerate healing by increasing blood circulation. Tendinopathy patients will usually require three shockwave treatments.
The MASTERPULS® Ultra MP50, MP100, and MP200 and MASTERPULS® ONE machines, from Storz Medical, available at Shockwave Canada, can be used in the treatment of tendinopathy.