The duathlete Ian Cardy represents Great Britain internationally. He was World Champion in 2009 and 2010 and is currently the British Champion in his age category. He is a good example of the results that can be achieved using SWT to treat the often very disabling overuse condition of Achilles tendinopathy.
He explained that Achilles tendons are particularly punished in duathlons because of the energy put through them during running and cycling and that injuries to the Achilles were therefore common.
Shock Wave Therapy for Achilles Problems
He reported that when he developed Achilles tendon problems, he tried SWT and was impressed with the results. He remarked that although the treatment was a bit painful, the results were worth it. His Achilles felt better straightaway and this effe t has lasted permanently. It is for this reason that he thinks that SWT is a miracle cure.