Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, (or ESWT), is a modern and highly effective non-surgical treatment for soft tissue conditions like plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, tennis and golfers elbow, shin pain and shoulder injuries.

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Highly Effective Treatment

Shockwave therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), is a clinically proven and highly effective treatment for chronic soft tissue injuries and certain bone conditions.
An extracorporeal shockwave is defined as a non-evasive, non-electrical high energy sound wave that passes through the body via a hand-held probe. The shock waves produce a rapid increase in blood circulation to the target area and will break down fibrous scar tissue which builds up over time, especially with chronic conditions.
The break-down of scar tissue is the key to why shock wave therapy is so effective. Unlike normal elasticated tissue, scar tissue is non-elastic and will prevent normal movement and function, thereby weakening the unaffected tissue surrounding it, often causing further damage and pain. By increasing circulation and breaking down scar tissue, shockwave therapy will stimulate cell regeneration and promote normal healing and rapid reduction of pain. The normal function can then be restored.

How Shockwave Therapy can help you

Shockwave therapy can be effective on a wide range of soft tissue and bony conditions. Here are some examples of conditions where shock wave has effectively treated and restored normal function:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shoulder pain, e.g. calcific lesions of the rotator cuff and bony spurs
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Medial epicondylitis (golfer‘s elbow)
  • Patellar tendonitis (jumper‘s knee)
  • Tibial stress syndrome (shin pain)
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Hip pain
  • Heel pain, heel spurs
  • Chronic neck dysfunction

How successful is Shockwave Therapy?

After only 3 or 4 treatments with shockwave therapy, over 80% of patients report a reduction of pain and regaining of normal function.
Research is steadily growing for this cutting-edge technology, and the latest reports are confirming shockwave therapy is an effective treatment of soft tissue injuries, pain and certain bony conditions like heel spurs.

How can we help you?

To find out more information about how Shockwave Therapy can help you, or to book a time to get started with your Shockwave Therapy, call us now for an expert plan, treatment and support system.

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