The doctor will first palpate and examine the injured area. He will then apply the water-based conductive gel to the areas of treatment, before beginning the shockwave therapy. In the case of Tennis elbow, the treatment area will be on the outside of the arm, mostly over the muscle called the Brachioradialis. This muscle extends above the elbow joint, so the shockwave treatment will generally cover the area from the middle of your forearm, right up to just above the elbow joint.
In the case of Golfer’s elbow, the area of pain and treatment will be on the inside of your forearm, and treatment will likewise extend from the middle of your inner forearm, to right above the inner elbow joint.
In the case of carpal tunnel syndrome, you might have numbness or tingling of your hand and fingers. This could be caused by a number of things not limited to:
- Excessive bending of your wrist eg. carrying babies, martial arts joint locks
- Fluid retention and edema
- Repetitive strain injuries eg. typing or resting your wrist on the mouse for too long