Knee – Extracorporeal shockwave therapy


may be caused by following: degenerative changes, conditions after overloading the knee, injuries, and rheumatoid diseases.

A frequent complaint with which patients report to our clinic is entheopathy of the patellar tendon, so callled a Jumper’s knee. The ligament pain is located in the area of the patellar attachment. The disease is the result of adding micro-injuries.

– patellar ligament pain
– enlargement of the patellar tendon
– edema
– weakness and atrophy of the quadriceps muscle of the thigh
– pain while descending the stairs and straightening the knee


How does a shockwave work?

The purpose of the shockwave treatments at the Rehmedicon Clinic is to reduce pain to extent that allows an introduction of a physical rehabilitation and regaining a full range of movement. An application of shockwave treatment at the pain related areas and its surroundings.

The treatment consists of stimulating metabolism and blood circulation. The amount of collagen increases. A muscle tension is reduced under the influence of the propagating wave.

An expected number of treatments in series vary from 4-8 depending on the treatment procedure.

The interval between treatments should last between 5-10 days and gradually lengthen with each treatment.