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

Short-Term Outcome of Focused Shock Wave Therapy for Sural Myofascial Pain Syndrome associated with Plantar Fasciitis: a Randomized Controlled Trial

SUMMARY Background. This study aims to describe prevalence and clinical features of the sural myofascial pain syndrome (SMPS) in a population affected by plantar fasciitis and to investigate if a shock wave treatment extended to the gastrocnemius-soleus trigger points is more effective in speeding up the improvement of heel pain and sural myofascial pain than … Continued