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 Patellar tendonitis (swelling and pain of your tendon just below the kneecap), the area of treatment would extend to the areas around the patellar, as well as behind the knee, in the popliteal fossa. The effect of angiogenesis (creation of new blood vessels) combined with the enhanced inflammatory response to shockwave, will help the body gently breakdown the injured tissue, and aid with the creation of new, healthy tissue.
Shin Splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome, presents with pain along the shin bone. It will often occur in athletes who have recently increased the intensity, or changed their training routines. The increased activity overworks the muscles, tendons and bone tissue. This condition is therefore more common in dancers, ballerinas, long-distance runners, and military personnel. ESWT has been proven to be very effective in the treatment of shin splints, and it can also shorten the recovery time.