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Shockwave Therapy for Tendinitis

Tendinitis (or tendonitis) is a common condition characterized by inflammation or irritation of a tendon, the thick cord that attaches muscle to bone. It typically occurs due to repetitive movements, overuse, or injury, leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling in the affected area.

As a chiropractor specializing in treating tendinitis, we understand the debilitating impact it can have on daily life. That’s why we offer a specialized Shockwave treatment program designed to alleviate pain and promote healing. Shockwave therapy utilizes acoustic waves to stimulate blood flow and encourage tissue regeneration, effectively reducing inflammation and promoting faster recovery.

Our tailored approach aims to address the root cause of tendinitis and restore mobility, allowing our patients to return to their active lifestyles with confidence.

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Signs and Symptoms of Tendinitis

Every tendon in your body serves a specific function within the musculoskeletal system. Tendons facilitate movement by connecting muscles to bones and transmitting the force generated by muscle contractions. When tendons become inflamed or irritated, a condition known as tendonitis can develop. Symptoms of tendonitis may include:

Some Causes of Tendonitis May Include:

  • Injury, overuse, repetitive movements, and loss of elasticity due to aging or systemic diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes can lead to tendonitis.

Shockwave Therapy for Tendinitis

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a safe and noninvasive therapeutic approach to treating tendonitis. It entails administering acoustic sound waves to affected tissues, aiming to alleviate pain and stimulate the healing process. ESWT is a viable alternative for individuals suffering from persistent tendinopathy, particularly those who have found little relief from conventional treatments.


Shockwave therapy is a safe alternative to surgery or steroid and other treatment injections. It is clinically proven to stimulate metabolic reactions. It activates the healing process by provoking an acute phase of healing and by stimulating enzymes involved in reducing pain, resulting in a high rate of success in treating these difficult to treat, often chronic and very painful injuries.

Shockwave is safe alternative to steroids or surgery.

  • Are you looking for non-invasive treatment for tendinitis? Your first treatment with Rhodes Chiropractic in Tigard is only $49!

Shockwave Therapy:
Treatable Conditions

Shockwave Therapy has FDA approval for treating a diverse array of conditions, backed by extensive clinical evidence validating its efficacy. Common tendinopathies that shockwave therapy is able to treat include:

Treatment with an Excellent
Cost to Effectiveness Ratio

The amount of treatment needed to allow the tendons to recover varies from person to person and can be determined after a detailed evaluation.

How many treatments do I need?

For addressing musculoskeletal conditions like tendinopathy and plantar fasciitis, shockwave therapy has demonstrated remarkable effectiveness. Serving as a non-invasive alternative to surgery or injection therapy, with robust evidence supported by NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence), this treatment is notably cost-effective. While steroid injections and surgery may offer relief for some conditions, they come with considerable expenses, potential waiting periods, risks, and side effects, without guaranteed results. 

While no treatment can ensure 100% effectiveness, shockwave therapy often begins showing results within 2-4 sessions. We typically recommend 8-10 sessions to ensure maximum effectiveness. This presents a compelling choice with an outstanding cost-effectiveness ratio.

Statistics show over 90 percent of patients experience a reduction in their pain. In patients that suffer from plantar fasciitis and heel pain related problems, pain reduction is remarkable. Thirty-nine studies showed a success rate of 94% in Plantar Fasciitis. The overall success rates for all indications ranges between 60% to 80% depending on the conditions treated

How much does it cost?

At Rhodes Chiropractic, your first treatment is only $49, including your initial consultation. Individual sessions are $100 per treatment, or bundle them together and get 8 treatments for $700. 

What are the side effects?

Typically, side effects are minimal. The most common discomfort patients may experience is during the treatment itself. Occasionally, patients may notice temporary redness, bruising, or soreness for 1-2 days post-treatment.

Where can I get shockwave therapy?

Our chiropractic clinic in Tigard, Oregon is centrally located close to Portland, Beaverton, Lake Oswego, Tigard, & Tualatin. If you’re located in Tigard or surrounding areas, you have easy access to this highly effective and beneficial therapy treatment as well as all our chiropractic services. 


Our chiropractic clinic can provide you with shockwave therapy, whether or not you have a referral from a primary care physician. Our skilled chiropractors will conduct a thorough assessment of your injury before beginning shockwave therapy treatment.

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