Q: Does focal shockwave therapy cause extensive bruising?

A: No. If the therapy is carried out properly and in compliance with therapeutic protocols, it should not cause considerable bruising. Any redness and or/ cutaneous petechiae are transitory phenomena which should disappear within 24-48 hours. The appearance of substantial hematoma is usually due to improper application of the therapy, such as misuse of the equipment or due to the presence of severe bleeding disorders.