Shoulder Extracorporeal shockwave therapy


Treating the shoulder impingement syndrome with a shockwave is a non-invasive treatment that helps to eliminate shoulder’s joint pain. The shoulder impingement syndrome in addition to pain is also characterized by limited mobility.

The causes of shoulder joint pain are the following:

  • degenerative changes within the shoulder
  • inflammations
  • conditions after injuries
  • overload
  • rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • sedentary lifestyle
  • defects of posture

Pain and limitation of mobility make it difficult for the patient to perform daily activities such as lifting hands (putting on a T-shirt), or internal rotation with drawing away movement (inserting the jacket) or internal rotation (fastening the bra). Due to the pain it is difficult to lift objects.


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.