Over a period of 15 months, 333 patients were treated for locomotor system pathologies through the simultaneous use of radial shock waves and hyperbaric gaseous cryotherapy. Following the description of the two techniques, the author comments on the results based on the patients' satisfaction as well as their return to sporting activities. The innocuousness, great efficacy and undeniable rapidity of the treatment give good results for certain pathologies: calcareous sub-deltoid bursitis, supraspinous tendinitis, epicondylitis, patellar ligamentitis, and corporeal tendinitis calcanei. Even the treatment of plantar fasciitis gives excellent results. However, with the exception of ischiotibialis, the treatment of enthesopathies does not appear to be a good indication because the results are insufficient or disappointing.
Other cases, still anecdotal, lend support to the idea of the simultaneous use of both treatments, such as for lumbar spondylosis and De Quervain's tenosynovitis, and encourage the continuation of this therapeutic combination in the future. Since April 2002, we have been treating numerous lesions of the locomotor system by simultaneously using one radial shock wave session and one hyperbaric gaseous cryotherapy session. Before looking at the results of the 333 cases over 15 months, here is a description of these two therapies.