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Friday, August 16th, 2013 at 9:30 am  |  49 responses

Dwyane Wade Underwent Shockwave Knee Treatment


by Marcel Mutoni @ marcel_mutoni

Miami Heat superstar guard Dwyane Wade revealed that he recently underwent shockwave treatment, to deal with knee tendinitis that limited him considerably during last season’s run to the NBA title.

Wade admits that he’s still not feeling 100% yet, but says he’s confident that by Opening Night, he’ll be good as new.

Per the Sun-Sentinel:

Speaking before the start of his adult fantasy camp, Wade revealed that he underwent OssaTron shockwave treatment a month ago to deal with tendinitis. Wade said the results have largely been favorable, hopeful for similar relief to what he experienced after a similar round of treatment in 2007. “I had to take a month off after I did my treatment and this weekend will be a month to the day,” he said during an event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. “It’s the kind of treatment for tendinitis, certain areas in your knee.”

While Wade cited bone bruises for his limitations late in the season and during the playoffs, tendinitis behind his knee cap eventually became a prime concern. The Heat open training camp Oct. 1, with their regular season to open Oct. 29 at AmericanAirlines Arena against the Chicago Bulls. “Feeling a lot better,” Wade said at Thursday’s event, which included appearances by Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, Hall of Fame forward Rick Barry, comedian Kevin Hart and Indiana coach Tom Crean, who coached Wade at Marquette. “I’m not at ‘great’ yet. I’m feeling a lot, lot better. Right now I have to work on the strengthening part of it. So, I still have time before the season. By the time the season [starts], I think I’ll be as good as I’ve been.”

Health concerns aside, Dwyane Wade also addressed his future with the Miami Heat. Even with a potential contract opt-out next summer, not too surprisingly, the veteran guard wants to finish out his Hall of Fame career in South Beach:

“I’m not going to deal with it,” he said of the speculation that will envelop (LeBron) James. “I’m going to address it on media day and that’ll be the last time I address it. But obviously it’s a part of it.” He paused and smiled. “Everyone knows where I want to be,” he said, having spent all 10 of his NBA seasons in South Florida. “That’s what it’s all about to me, is making sure we focus on this season, winning this championship. I want to be in Miami and I have nothing else to talk about. So there won’t be no exciting news over here.”

The Miami Heat will have plenty on their plates next season, with a three-peat at stake, and the contract situations of the team’s three superstars up in the air. Dwyane Wade has begun to do his part to minimize the drama.

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  • DAMN!

    if wade ever comes back 100%, why would anyone leave south beach ? This man at 100% is very bad news for other contendents

  • JibbsIsBallin

    Wade at 80% is better than most starters in the league. People like to put a microscope on Wade because he’s teammates with Bron. This man has proved his doubters wrong since he came in to the league.

  • def80s

    Those paragraphs made me want to read every word typed

  • JibbsIsBallin

    Haha so true. Gotta appreciate it when we can.

  • shockexchange

    Black Ric Flair’s favorite moves are the elbow to the temple, and kick to the groin. Guess he won’t be using the knee drop anytime soon.

  • spit hot fiyah

    “Speaking before the start of his adult fantasy camp….”

    Wait? What!?

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    Him at 80% is bad news for opponents playing alongside James and Bosh.

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    Yep. He has nothing to prove to anyone anymore.

  • TR

    Foreal, I dont think Wade has been 100% over the last two seasons except during the first half of the win streak this year

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i believe it’s like Michael Jordan’s camp. Where they bring in adults who are willing to spend big bucks to hoop with an All-Timer.

  • The Seed

    People on this thread acting like Wade at 80% is better than most shooting guards in the NBA, are lying to themselves. It is not true anymore, the Heat run last year states that.

  • bike

    D-Wade is entering that point in his career where duct tape and baling wire are essential to hold him together. Don’t be surprised if he sits out a significant portion of the regular season.

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    No, not really. He was less than 80% when he was hurt last season.

  • Perry the PlatyPteranodon

    Training them in the one thing that matters:
    http://i.imgur.com/ACJ7pBD.gif

  • RedDragon10

    ….hilarious

  • shockexchange

    Ramone Sessions and Lance Stephenson beg to differ.

  • spit hot fiyah

    yeah i figured, at first glance though….

  • PowaHouseChili

    Dwyane Wade said he would be better after the All-Star break last season and man was he right. He averaged 24 ppg field goal percentage of 54%. Got his bone bruise at Boston and reaggrivated at Orlando and later tendinitis behind the knee cap
    to go with the 3 bone bruises. In the second half of the season they went 45-3 and including the playoffs, 60-10. Best second half in NBA History.

  • CoolTalk

    So this doesn’t constitute PED use? Isn’t it just modern medicine being used to accelerate recovery?

  • LakeShow

    Wade is at a critical point in his career.

    He needs to revive it in order to go down as one of the all timers.

  • bike

    It’s a treatment used to accelerate circulation. Also used to treat Erectile Dysfunction. If Wade was using it for ED, then it would qualify as performance enhancing.

  • Hingle MaCringleberry

    Wade will be fine as long as his poochy ass stays up.

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    No, he doesn’t. He’s already an all-time top 10 SG. Top 50 all-time player. If he doesn’t play another game, he’s going to walk into the Hall of Fame easily. Only two guard since Jordan who has been better is Kobe. And he had a good run of about 4 seasons where he was better than Kobe as he reached his prime and Kobe came down from his. So he’s straight.

  • LakeShow

    All Timer for me means top 25.
    Peace.

  • RedDragon10

    I can’t tell if you knew I was being sarcastic or not.

  • RedDragon10

    You can argue a case that he’s a top 3 SG.

  • Sean Superstar Juan

    Revive? Lol, coming off a season in which he shot 52% and averaged 21 5 and 5?

  • LakeShow

    If you thought last year was an all timer year…. okay…

    I suggest you WATCH the games…

    He had his best season ever last year right? Cause he was the most efficient he’s been. Right?
    No…
    Horse sh*t. He’s half the player he was 5 years ago right now.

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    You’re all alone with that. You’re leaving out quite a lot of legendary dudes. But to each his own.

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    What he’s saying is that when someone puts up the numbers he put up, he doesn’t have to revive anything. The only reason he didn’t score more is because he didn’t have to. Most know that. If he had to, he would have easily been at 25 a night.

  • LakeShow

    Naw that’s more wear and tear that would have made him miss more games overall. He’s never once played the full 82 games.

    Never once.

    That’s not the worse thing ever, I’m just saying he can’t be getting all these injuries season by season and miss 20+ games and still be considered in the same category as: MJ, KB, Iverson, West, and Clyde.

    That’s IF he continues this pattern of missing major portions of seasons and being injured through the playoffs.

    He’s a great player that can help you win in several ways, but he’s no longer the reliable scorer, and defender he once was.

    This couldn’t be more evident than in this years playoffs.

    And let’s talk playoffs, since that’s what matters…

    DW averaged 12.5ppg. BUT, he was able to grab 8 rebounds and dish 7 assists per game along with 3.5 stls, and a block against the awful Bucks back court in Milwaukee. Those are insane numbers!
    They are also Jason Kidd like scoring wise. He only put in those 12.5ppg on 34%fg’s.

    So that looks like a crippled superstar to me. Still able to do superstar like things. 8 Rebounds! 7 assists! 3.5 stls and a block! BUT… damn… terrible offensive production.

    2nd series against CHI, he did better efficiency wise on the offensive end. He put up the same digit ppg, (12.6) but on a much more admirable 50%fg’s. He turned down the production defensively and passing the ball with this new found efficiency though. Only 3.4 rebounds and 5 dimes a game, 1 steal, and half a block.

    Once again, crippled superstar.

    Alright on to the Eastern Finals: 15ppg, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, a steal and a block, 44%fg’s.
    Really… Nothing to write home about. Sounds like AK-47, or Nicolas Batum stat lines.. Real good players, but umm… not superstar, or all timer.

    Finally in the finals he nearly got back to his old ways. He put up 20-4-4 on 48% fg’s with 2 stls and a block.

    That’s superstar numbers and nearing all timer numbers… but not quite there.

    My point here being… Dwyane Wade isn’t D-Wade no more, and if he just becomes a role player under King LeBron over his final few years, that’s not going to look too fondly on his resume.

    Right now he is on the outside looking in on top 5 SG’s.

    MJ
    KB
    Iverson
    West
    Clyde

    If he revives his career. LIKE I SAID… Then he will knock Clyde, Iverson, and West off.

    If he doesn’t and puts up 15-4-4 for the rest of his career he will not be in the top 5 in my eyes. Maybe you view it differently though.

    (PS, This all coming from a guy that put D-Wade just behind MJ, and KB a few years ago, assuming he would keep dominating well into his 30′s… he just isn’t dominating anymore)

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    I love Iverson. My favorite player ever. But he wasn’t as great as Wade was. Take the 3 championships out of it. Iverson didn’t put up the overall game that Wade did and still does when he’s above 80%. And we all know he wasn’t the defender Wade was and is. If he didn’t have that unusual ability to anticipate passes, explode through passing lanes and steal the ball, he would have been a horrible defender and a liability on that side of the floor. And no disrespect to Clyde, but Wade surpassed him years ago. He only had 3 seasons that were similar to prime Wade stats-wise. For a 6 season stretch, Wade was at 27, 5, and 8. You can go through the individual accomplishments and see that Wade has him easily beat with that. West has a case, but Drexler doesn’t. So at worst, Wade is 4 behind Jordan, Bryant and West. Besides the MVP award and scoring titles, Iverson doesn’t have a case above Wade either with individual accomplishments.

    Injuries or no injuries, you cannot deny what and who Wade was when he was in his prime. And you cannot deny what he still does when he’s healthy evidenced by how he played during that winning streak last season and how he played in Game 4 against the Spurs. When those flashes happen where he plays like he used to play, he’s still great. Again, he could never play another game and he’d be top 5-10 SG all-time. He could have stopped playing after 2009-2010, and he would have deserved to be in the same spot. The 2 championships with LeBron really just cemented his legacy as a team player. But individually, the case is closed. His place is secure. The injuries mean absolutely nothing. He could be a role player with the Heat and it wouldn’t do a thing to his legacy because everyone who watched knows what he did when he was in his prime. And even now that he’s not, he’s still a 25, 6 and 6 guy. On any other team besides the Lakers or Rockets, he’d be that guy when healthy.

  • LakeShow

    What? 27-8-5?

    I have no idea how that extra assist got put in there.

    But past that, Drexler had a 6 year stretch of 24-7-6-2-1 on 48%
    As apposed to Wade’s 6 year stretch of 27-7-5-2-1 on 48%

    Those look damn near the same.

    You’re right that Wade has an argument over Drexler. I prefer to wait two more years to watch before we make it official.

    Yeah I have him over Allen Iverson too, i just felt like arguing.

    He is still behind Jerry West for sure in my book though.
    MJ
    KB
    West
    Tie between Drexler and Wade for now.
    Iverson on the outside looking in. haha

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  • shockexchange

    Naw, SE got it. LOL.

  • patrick

    screw shockwave…i recommend using a jacuzzi with high powered jets on the knee

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    It’s a treatment used to
    accelerate circulation. Also used to treat Erectile Dysfunction. If Wade
    was using it for ED, then it would qualify as performance enhancing.

  • Jay Brodes

    not sure why dwade does not go to germany and end this once and for all and just do the plasma therapy!!

  • grgeblck

    If three-peat, 3 of them should stay there until they retired.

  • Feez_22

    ?

    So in your subjective opinion, a top 25 player is an all timer…

    Well, objectively speaking, the only tangible measure of there even being a top list of all time greats in the nba was when the top 50 greatest players were picked.

    To just limit an all time great list to 25 with no precedent as such by the league itself is pretty short sighted and narrow minded.

  • Sancheezie

    amen!

  • Basketball Coach

    nah, the Heat can’t handle paying 3 stars until they retire. it’s not like they can take another salary cut for the sake of playing with each other again.

    http://basketballcoach.ca/

  • Evan Boland

    Wade is going down this year.

  • Evan Boland

    How many games did he play, though?

  • Evan Boland

    Because Wade and Bosh aren’t max players anymore. And Wade will never be anywhere close to what he was.

  • Evan Boland

    Bosh, lmao.

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I was thinking of Sienfeld, the ‘Kramer goes to a Fantasy Camp’ episode…. George talking about Kramer’s life IS a fantasy camp.!?!?!

  • IggI

    No opponent wants D. Wade 100% its not good news for them. If you love Basketball how can’t you NOT appreciate what he has to offer as a player in the NBA….

  • Esteban Youngblood

    I know a person who went through some shockwave therapy in Calgary. Apparently it really helped.

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