We have been using radial shockwave therapy on horses for many years to help heal tendon and ligament injuries. We have successfully used it in heel pain/navicular disease, ringbone, hock osteoarthritis, and back pain.
Because of its stimulating effect on bone, it will also help with angular limb deformities in foals. It is a powerful treatment for myofascial pain and trigger points and can be used with acupuncture and spinal manipulation.
We usually do an initial series of three treatments 2 weeks apart and then maintenance treatments as needed. Most horses require a light to moderate sedation.
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Recently, we have started using radial shockwave therapy on dogs for chronic pain and tendon and ligament strains. It has also been useful in elbow and hip dysplasia, osteoarthritis, and chronic back or hindlimb pain. It can be used in older dogs with mobility issues to reduce the use of anti inflammatory drugs. Check out Dogaware's Shockwave articles
Most dogs will tolerate it well without sedation and many dogs like the treatment. As with horses, we usually do 3 treatments 2 weeks apart and then maintenance treatments as needed.