Radial Shock Wave

Radial shock wave is a spatially divergent wave that due to its biological effects provokes regenerating, reconstructive a physiological processes in the human body. The waves allow for a dissolution of calciferous fibroblasts, support collagen production, lower tissue tension and have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect. Simply put, the principle of a shock wave work is in the improvement of blood circulation in the place of action and the regeneration of affected cells. The shock wave depth effect is 1-6 cm.
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The indications for the therapy are as follows:

The ShockMaster 500 is designed for a treatment using low to medium energy radial shock waves. The indications include:
  • Diseases of tendon attachments, ligaments and fascia - tennis, golf elbow, Achilles tendon inflammation, plantar fasciitis, diving knee, painful groin.
  • Myofascial painful syndromes
  • Bony protuberance - heel spur, hallux valgus, hammertoes
  • Diseases of the shoulder joint and muscular connections - frozen shoulder, the impairment of the rotator cuff of the shoulder
  • Spine diseases
  • Knee and hip joint diseases
  • Pseudoarthrosis - false joints
  • Long healing fractures

Efficiency of the radial shock wave

  • disruption of calcium deposits
  • metabolic effect (the increase of the basic cell activity)
  • cyto-proliferative effect (support of the cell reproduction)
  • analgesic effect
The frequency of the radial shock wave application differs. In acute case the pause between applications is 3-7 days. With the chronic diseases of the locomotor apparatus the range is 7-14 days. The total number of applications depends on the duration of disease, but it ranges from 3-7 applications. The efficiency of the treatment depends on the type of diagnosis, the cooperation of client and the duration of the disease. To increase the efficiency of the treatment, we recommend restricting the sports stressing the treated part of body while undergoing the shock wave treatment.


  • Blood coagulation disorders
  • The use of anticoagulant agents, especially Marcumar medication
  • thrombosis
  • cancer
  • pregnancy
  • polyneuropathy in the case of diabetes mellitus
  • acute inflammations/suppurative centres in the target area
  • children in the period of growth
  • Corticoid treatment in the period of 6 weeks ahead of the shock wave application
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Bc. Viktória ZvalčákováPhysiotherapist
Price list: Radial Shock Wave

* Prices applicable to patients of General Health Insurance company. Medante rehabilitation is not a partner with Union nor Dovera HIC.

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