Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (rESWT) is Non-Superior to Minimal-Dose rESWT for Patients with Chronic Patella Tendinopathy: A Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial

SUMMARY Objective. Investigating outcomes for patients with chronic patella tendinopathy following radial extra-corporeal shockwave therapy (rESWT). Methods. 22 patients with chronic patella tendinopathy were recruited for this DB-RCT from a single NHS Sports Medicine clinic. Participants were randomized equally to either 3 sessions of herapeutic-dose or minimal-dose rESWT respectively, alongside a structured and progressive home … Continued

Even Patients with Very Chronic Symptoms of Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) may Report Improvements Following Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (rESWT), but no Single Baseline Factor Predicts Response

SUMMARY Objective. Do any measures at baseline predict response from radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (rESWT) for patients with GTPS? Methods. Setting: single UK NHS Sports Medicine Clinic. Patients: 260 patients following rESWT for GTPS. Mean age 60.0 ± 11.9 years, 81% female, mean duration of symptoms 44.5 ± 44.7 months (range: 3 months-20years). Interventions: participants received three sessions of … Continued

Radial versus Combined Shockwave Therapy in the Management of Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy: Similar Functional Outcomes in Running Cohort

SUMMARY Background. Proximal hamstring tendinopathy is a common cause of gluteal pain. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy may be an effective treatment in proximal hamstring tendinopathy. However, published outcomes are primarily limited to evaluating radial shockwave, and the use of combined treatment (focus and radial treatment) and outcomes for management in runners are not well described. The … Continued

Usefulness of point shear wave elastography to assess the effects of extracorporeal shockwaves on spastic muscles in children with cerebral palsy: an uncontrolled experimental study

Background. Muscle spasticity causes disability in children with cerebral palsy. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy has proved to be effective in managing hypertonic muscles. Shear wave elastography can objectively assess tissue elasticity properties. The aim of the present study was to 1) evaluate the effectiveness of defocused extracorporeal shockwaves in reducing soleus muscle contracture in a group … Continued