Can you exercise after shockwave?

Can you exercise after shockwave therapy? It's not uncommon to feel a little pain afterward and to have some bruising in the treatment area. After the procedure, it is best to avoid anti-inflammatory medications, such as Advil, since stimulating the inflammation cascade is part of the healing process that triggers eSWT. Aside from that, you can do your normal activities, usually even exercising if you feel like doing so. Professional athletes suffering from chronic proximal hamstring tendinopathy were randomly assigned to receive shockwave therapy, consisting of 2500 pulses per session (for 4 weeks), or traditional conservative treatment consisting of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, and an exercise program for hamstring muscles. As part of the shockwave session, the physical therapist will also prescribe rehabilitation exercises appropriate for your condition, to ensure optimal recovery.