Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy for the shoulder, elbow, foot or heel

Shockwave therapy for the shoulder, elbow, foot or heel

It has been scientifically proven that sound waves help to heal chronic disorders of tendons and bursitis. It has also been proven that sound waves also stimulate bone growth. Shockwave therapy is a good alternative to surgical treatment because it is quick and easy to apply.

Non-insured care

Because the cost-effectiveness of this treatment has not been sufficiently proven according to insurance standards (except for the hip and knee), the insurance company does not reimburse this treatment and this treatment falls under non-insured care. CliniX offers the treatment for € 75,= per session. It may happen that the treatment has to be repeated.

What does shockwave treatment involve?

A jelly is applied to the skin, after which the device (similar to an ultrasound machine) delivers about 250 sound waves per minute to the painful area. The treatment lasts about 5 minutes. It is a painful treatment. We advise you not to participate in traffic. Take someone with you to escort you safely home.

Shockwave therapy is currently used for the following conditions:

  • Tennis elbow, golf elbow
  • Achilles tendon pain, degenerative changes of the Achilles tendon, lump formation of the Achilles tendon
  • Inflammation of mucous bursas (e.g. in the shoulder and hip area)
  • Calcifications between the shoulder blade and shoulder head (Through the shock waves it is possible to pulverise calcifications and stimulate healing processes in tendons and bone).
  • Heel spur
  • Irritation and inflammation of the patellar tendon


This treatment falls under uninsured care and will not be reimbursed by your health insurance company. CliniX offers this treatment for € 75,= per session. You need to make the payment in advance to pay. You will receive an invoice for this in advance.


If you have any questions, please contact the staff of the orthopaedic outpatients' clinic of the Zaans Medical Centre. You can reach the outpatient clinic from Monday to Friday from 8.30-17.00 hrs on telephone number (075) 650 21 05.

Private treatments
Medical specialists
Guy Pecasse


Jan van der Aa


Robbert Jan Noorda


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