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Shock Wave Treats What?

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What conditions/injuries has your horse experienced for which shock wave therapy was discussed or used as a treatment?
(Check all that apply)

Back pain/kissing spines
18%
37
Navicular disease
7%
15
Chronic wounds
3%
6
Suspensory/ligament injuries
42%
86
Hock/joint disease
15%
32
Other (Please specify)
15%
31

Total votes cast: 207

Comments & Write-in Answers

suspensory strain

4/18/2011 10:30:08 AM

never discussed for anything

4/17/2011 2:55:42 PM

Torn Suspensory ligament in right hind lateral branch. Unfortunately it is not heal well.

4/16/2011 9:22:25 PM

never rec'd shock wave therapy

4/16/2011 7:40:28 AM

splint bone fracture

4/15/2011 6:55:42 PM

splint bone fractures

4/15/2011 4:38:12 AM

Dancer tore her near side tendon front leg. I considered it, but have opted for Acuscope treatment

4/14/2011 8:29:20 PM

fracture & suspensory ligament

4/14/2011 8:20:56 PM

We've had good luck treating soft tissue injuries with it. Not much luck on shins.

4/14/2011 5:39:09 PM

Trudy Gage improved my horses condition with shockwave treatment

4/14/2011 1:13:07 PM

Our 17 year old horse had 2 sessions that were unsuccessful

4/13/2011 9:21:56 PM

none

4/13/2011 8:25:38 PM

Old scar tissue on hind leg that was makeing his stride a bit short. It worked.

4/13/2011 7:45:14 PM

Splint formation. Used to reduce the size of the splint.

4/13/2011 7:02:53 PM

OLDER MARE, PULLED A SUSPENSORY IN 2006. VET SUGGESTED S.W.T. BUT TOO EXPENSIVE. RECOVERED IN 6 MO

4/13/2011 5:33:18 PM

suspensory injures and bowed tendons in racehorses

4/13/2011 4:53:03 PM

none

4/13/2011 3:20:04 PM

My horse has never suffered an injury.

4/13/2011 3:17:45 PM

My horse was chronically lame due to a ligament spur. Shock wave + cortisone got him sound.

4/13/2011 2:28:53 PM

endurance horse had tear in suspesory ligament. Vast improvement with first treatment.

4/13/2011 11:47:49 AM

It worked great!

4/13/2011 11:33:50 AM

None, closest I've come was backing into the electrobraid and waving my arms after getting shocked.

4/13/2011 9:53:58 AM

none

4/13/2011 7:42:02 AM

USED SUCCESSFULLY FOR RECURRING SEVERE SIDEBONE, VISIBLY REDUCED IT

4/13/2011 4:11:56 AM

high suspensory strain

4/13/2011 1:25:31 AM

None

4/13/2011 12:40:41 AM

My mare had a perifial tear on her right flexor tendor. The vet used target shock wave to help break

4/13/2011 12:33:52 AM

Ace is a mess, but a happy one. We have his pain under control w/meds acupunct, lazer,massage&chiro

4/13/2011 12:29:01 AM

Worked great, 100% sound now

4/12/2011 10:53:12 PM

shock wave is very expensive, it did help my horse, but he was still not able to return to work.

4/12/2011 10:23:16 PM

static suspensory lesion began to heal after shock wave.. it works!

4/12/2011 10:17:25 PM

None

4/12/2011 9:29:03 PM

She injured the flexor retinaculum. Didn't use shock wave, but considered it seriously.

4/12/2011 9:08:49 PM

Deep shock for SI pain seem to help. Rear Suspensories problem helped than blewout put down 10 yrs

4/12/2011 8:45:47 PM

Treated a deep digital tendon tear with great success. Decreased expected healing time by 1/2!

4/12/2011 7:38:52 PM

It was suggested for my 23 y.o. gelding's stifle & SI issues, but we resolved these otherwise.

4/12/2011 6:42:15 PM

Sacroiliac inflammation

4/12/2011 6:18:34 PM

Although we used PRP seem to immediately help the condition

4/12/2011 5:34:14 PM

Vet used SWT to help heal punctured DDF - not sure it made a difference.

4/12/2011 5:23:06 PM

surface ringbone; was very expensive and not effective

4/12/2011 4:35:09 PM

lower extremity laceration

4/12/2011 4:20:34 PM

None - my horse has never had any of these problems

4/12/2011 4:07:46 PM

None

4/12/2011 3:57:50 PM

a really effective tool for treating both injury and chronic pain.

4/12/2011 3:56:20 PM

splint

4/12/2011 3:49:45 PM

Three treatments and horse was sound

4/12/2011 3:21:37 PM

sesmoid desmitis

4/12/2011 3:16:30 PM

used to increase healing time and to relieve pain in the joint.

4/12/2011 3:14:19 PM

None

4/12/2011 3:06:26 PM

Used for knee problems but didn't help

4/12/2011 2:38:25 PM

ring bone. did wonders. became sound.

4/12/2011 2:25:44 PM

Very successful outcomes!

4/12/2011 1:56:52 PM

ringbone

4/12/2011 12:03:09 PM

Haven't tried it - but am thinking it might be good for my aged mare who is developing hock problems

4/12/2011 11:08:07 AM

My friend's horse had shock wave therapy done on his back.

4/12/2011 8:06:00 AM