Rotator cuff tendinopathy is the most common cause of painful shoulder. The treatment is mainly conservative and several therapeutic approaches have been proposed, including NSAIDs, physiotherapy, injections and physical therapies. The aim of the current study is to compare the clinical effectiveness of low molecular weight hyaluronic acid (LMW-HA) injection versus low-energy Extracorporeal Shock-Wave Therapy (ESWT) until 3 months of follow-up for the management of painful non-calcific rotator cuff tendinopathies, evaluating also the trend over time between the groups.
Extracorporeal shockwaves therapy versus hyaluronic acid injection for the treatment of painful non-calcific rotator cuff tendinopathies: preliminary results / Frizziero, Antonio; Vittadini, Filippo; Barazzuol, Michele; Gasparre, Giuseppe; Finotti, Paolo; Meneghini, Andrea; Maffulli, Nicola; Masiero, Stefano. - In: JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS. - ISSN 0022-4707. - (2016).