Shockwave is expanding!!!

Shockwave treatment or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is not well known in the United States but professional athletes, weekend warriors and physicians in Europe and Asia have known about this amazing treatment for over a decade. Just check out this list of conditions that can be treated:

1.    Approved standard indications
1.1.    Chronic Tendinopathies
1.1.1.    Calcifying tendinopathy of the shoulder
1.1.2.    Lateral epicondylopathy of the elbow (tennis elbow)
1.1.3.    Greater trochanter pain syndrome
1.1.4.    Patellar tendinopathy
1.1.5.    Achilles tendinopathy
1.1.6.    Plantar fasciitis, with or without heel spur
1.2.    Bone Pathologies
1.2.1.    Delayed bone healing
1.2.2.    Bone Non-Union (pseudarthroses)
1.2.3.    Stress fracture
1.2.4.    Avascular bone necrosis without articular derangement
1.2.5.    Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) without articular derangement

2.    Common empirically-tested clinical uses
2.1.    Tendinopathies
2.1.1.    Rotator cuff tendinopathy without calcification
2.1.2.    Medial epicondylopathy of the elbow
2.1.3.    Adductor tendinopathy syndrome
2.1.4.    Pes-Anserinus tendinopathy syndrome
2.1.5.    Peroneal tendinopathy
2.1.6.    Foot and ankle tendinopathies
2.2.    Bone Pathologies
2.2.1.    Bone marrow edema
2.2.2.    Osgood Schlatter disease: Apophysitis of the anterior tibial tubercle
2.2.3.    Tibial stress syndrome (shin splint)
2.3.    Muscle Pathologies
2.3.1.    Myofascial Syndrome
2.3.2.    Muscle sprain without discontinuity

3.    Exceptional indications – expert indications
3.1.    Musculoskeletal pathologies
3.1.1.    Osteoarthritis
3.1.2.    Dupuytren disease
3.1.3.    Plantar fibromatosis (Ledderhose disease)
3.1.4.    De Quervain disease
3.1.5.    Trigger finger
3.2.    Neurological pathologies
3.2.1.    Spasticity
3.2.2.    Polyneuropathy
3.2.3.    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Dr. Brice Blatz has both a focused shockwave and radial pressure wave device and 5 years of experience utilizing these tools to treat the majority of conditions listed above. Come to Pacific Regenerative and Interventional Sports Medicine
(PRISM) to see if you are a candidate for this exciting treatment option. This is truly one of few non-invasive, evidence-based treatments that fixes the root of the problem, not just the symptoms.

Author
Brice W. Blatz MD, MS Dr. Brice W. Blatz MD, MS is a double-board certified physician and medical director at Pacific Regenerative and Interventional Sports Medicine in San Jose, CA. He specializes in non-operative and minimally invasive options for arthritis, tendon problems and plantar fasciitis.

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