Keywords used for identifying articles relevant to the systematic review and number of articles for each step of the search strategy

Search No 1

(n=9924)

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy OR shockwave therapy OR shockwave OR shock wave OR low intensity shockwave OR high intensity shockwave

Search No 2

(n=159)

Greater trochanteric pain syndrome OR greater trochanter* pain syndrome OR greater trochanteric bursitis OR greater trochanter* bursitis OR subgluteal bursa OR gluteal tendino* OR gluteal tendinopathy

Search No 3

(n=545)

Patellar tendinopathy OR patellar tendin* OR patellar tendinitis OR jumper* knee OR jumper’s knee

Search No 4

(n=11191)

Achilles tendinopathy OR Achilles OR Achilles tendon OR Achilles tendin* OR Achilles tendinosis OR Achilles tendinitis OR tendo Achilles OR Achilles tenosynovitis

Search No 5

(n=5655)

Shin splints OR medial tibial stress syndrome OR medial tibial stress pain OR tibial stress injury OR tibial stress

Search No 6

(n=121)

Hamstring* OR hamstrings OR hamstrings tendinopathy OR hamstring* tendino* OR proximal hamstring* OR distal hamstring* tendino*

Search No 7

(n=17494)

2 OR 3 OR 4 OR 5 OR 6

Search No 8

(n=121)

1 AND 7

APPENDIX 1 – Search strategy used in PUBMED