Orthopaedic Surgeon - Dr. med. Sven Hufnagel

Shock wave therapy at Prenzlauer Berg

Treatment of chronic pain

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a modern pain therapy with a wide range of possible applications. In our orthopedic practice at Prenzlauer Berg, we have been successfully using shock wave therapy for many of our patients for years. Among other things, we treat:

  • Chronic shoulder pain
  • Heel spur
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Tendon inflammation in the hip and knee area
  • Muscular tension in the back and neck

How shockwave therapy works

With a specific device, impulse waves are transmitted as pressure or shock waves through a transducer directly to the affected area during treatment. Depending on the intensity, the shock waves can have a lime-dissolving and anti-inflammatory or regeneration-promoting effect.

Difference between focused and radial shock waves

In principle, a distinction is made between focused and radial shock waves, as well as low-medium or high-energy treatment. The latest studies show better results in the combined application of radial and focused shock waves. In our practice we offer both types of shock wave therapy.

Coverage of costs by health insurance companies

Private health insurance companies usually cover the costs for shock wave therapy without any problems if there is an indication. In individual cases, we recommend prior consultation with your insurer.