Shockwave Therapy is FDA approved for a variety of conditions. The potential of shockwave therapy as a safe, non-invasive treatment for tendinitis and other conditions appears to be emerging. Studies show success rate ranges from 60% to 80% in tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff tendinitis, hip pain, Achilles tendinitis and jumper's knee. The treatment is available at Perimeter Orthopaedics
Repetitive use injuries to the upper limb (wrist, elbow and shoulder) are common in tennis, and while they are less acute than lower limb injuries, they can re-occur and take longer to heal. For the average tennis player, bursitis and tendinitis in the elbow (tennis elbow) is the most common condition causing pain and swelling and preventing them from playing the game. However, in athletes over 60, shoulder pain related to rotator cuff issues keeps many more from hitting the courts.