Shockwave therapy instead of surgery

Shockwaves are simply sound waves. When inflamed or sick cells come in contact with them, neurotransmitters which promote the healing process in the inflamed area are released. Severely hardened tissues or calcifications can be induced to disintegrate.

In 1–3 sessions over a course of about three weeks, the body part in question is treated with 1000–1400 shockwave pulses. Depending on the severity and location of the problem, this treatment may be performed with or without local anesthesia. Non-healing bone fractures often need to be treated under brief general anesthesia.

One of the greatest advantages of this therapy, which is renowned worldwide today, is that in contrast to an operation it involves almost no risks or complications.

We can treat the following chronic and therapy-resistant ailments ambulatorily – no surgery – with musculoskeletal shockwave therapy (ESWT):

  • shoulder calcification
  • tennis elbow
  • golfer’s elbow
  • heel spur
  • achilles tendonitis
  • non-healing bone fractures

The costs are covered by private insurance, social assistance and workers’ compensation.

CHIMANOS is internationally one of the leading facilities in the use of musculoskeletal shockwave therapy. Dr. Hartmann and Dr. Thiele are cofounders and instructors of the German and International Association for Extracorporal Shockwave Therapy (DIGEST).