Radial ESWT offers no additional effect over sham therapy for treatment of subacromial shoulder pain
Effectiveness of Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (rESWT) When Combined With Supervised Exercises in Patients With Subacromial Shoulder Pain: A Double-Masked, Randomized, Sham-Controlled TrialAm J Sports Med. 2017 Sep;45(11):2547-2554
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143 patients with symptomatic subacromial impingement were randomized to a supervised exercise program with the addition of either radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy (rESWT) or sham rESWT. Patients were assessed for outcome on the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI), pain at rest, and pain during activity. In analysis of all patients, there were no significant between-group difference...
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