Shock wave therapy

Many years of experience show that with the help of this innovative healing method, certain pathological changes in tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles and bones, the causes of your pain, can be eliminated in a targeted manner. Performed by qualified therapists, extracorporeal shock wave therapy is a largely risk-free and side-effect-free method of treating pain.

Do you suffer from acute or chronic pain in the muscles, tendon attachments, shoulder or heel, which significantly restricts your natural movements and quality of life? Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a modern treatment method in which high-energy sound waves are directed into the painful areas of the body. With the help of this innovative healing process, pathological changes in tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles and bones can be eliminated in a targeted manner. The success of the treatment can often be felt after just 1-2 sessions.

Shock waves are high-energy, audible sound waves. They occur in the atmosphere, for example when lightning strikes, or when airplanes break the sound barrier. Shock waves have been used medically since 1980 to dissolve kidney stones, among other things. In modern pain therapy, shock waves transfer energy from the point of generation – the shock wave device – to the pain zones in the human body. There they develop their healing effect.

By using the shock wave, the nervous system is stimulated in the treated tissue and nitrogen oxides and other messenger substances are also released. The sequelae include increased metabolism and neoangionesis , as well as the release of vascular endothelial growth factors, which can ultimately lead to a reduction in chronic pain. Shock waves can accelerate the healing process in the body, the self-healing powers are set in motion. The metabolism improves, blood circulation increases, damaged tissue can regenerate and heal. Regained freedom from pain or freedom of movement gives back a piece of quality of life.

What complaints are treated?

Achilles tendon and heel

  • Achillodynia (Achilles tendon pain syndrome)
  • Plantar foot muscles
  • Plantar fasciitis (heel spurs)

Shoulder and neck

  • Periarticular shoulder pain
  • Chronic neck and shoulder problems
  • Tendinosis calcarea (calcified shoulder)

Knee and shin

  • Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee)
  • Tibia splint syndrome (shin splint pain)


  • lumbago (lumbago)
  • Dorsalgia (chronic back pain)


  • forearm muscles
  • Epicondylitis (tennis or golfer’s elbow)

The doctor localizes the pain zone through palpation or shock wave localization and discusses the clinical picture with you.

The pain zone is circled with the therapy head while simultaneously initiating the shock waves. A skin gel can be applied to the area to be treated in order to introduce the shock waves into the body without losing energy.

Treatment options

  • achillodynia
  • fascial therapy
  • Radial/ulnar epicondylitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • tibial cleft syndrome
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Tendinosis calcarea
  • Chronic neck, back and shoulder problems
  • Trochanteric tendinopathy
  • Trigger Point Therapy
    • Adductor thighs
    • calf muscle shortening
    • cervical syndrome
    • dorsalgia
    • low back pain
    • Shortened thigh muscles

100 per session

Depending on the body region, a portion of the costs may be refunded by the health
 insurance company 
(with anapproved prescription).
Please make an appointment with a 
specialist in orthopaedics if you do not 
have an already approved prescription.

Duration of treatment

app. 10 minutes


Please make an appointment by telephone
or in person.

How many sessions ?

up to 5