Dwyane Wade offered a revelation Thursday about the knee issues that limited him during last season's run to the NBA championship . . . and it was shocking. That actually could turn out to be a good thing for the Miami Heat guard. 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." The Heat have had successful results with OssaTron treatments over the years with power forward Udonis Haslem also benefiting from the approach. "Time off is obviously key" Wade said. "Right now I get started back working out." To a degree Wade's knee issues have been overshadowed this offseason by the clock starting on the potential opt-out of teammate LeBron James who can become a free agent next season.
Wade reveals shock treatment to deal with knee issues
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Aug 16