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SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a treatment for tendon pain (tendinopathy) and can be affective in the treatment of a range of tendon problems around the body

SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a treatment for tendon pain (tendinopathy) and can be affective in the treatment of a range of tendon problems around the body

SHOCKWAVE THERAPY

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a treatment for tendon pain (tendinopathy) and can be affective in the treatment of a range of tendon problems around the body including plantar facsiitis, ankle, shoulder, knee and elbow pain. EWST is a non-invasive form of treatment with strong support for its effectiveness from a large body of research and clinical trials.

ESWT has two main modes of action which will help with persistent tendon pain. First the shockwaves work to de-sensitise nerve endings which will often give an immediate reduction on pain symptoms. Secondly and often most importantly, the shockwaves cause controlled micro-trauma (microscopic damage) to the tissues which will activate the bodies natural healing response, in doing so the body then can heal any soft tissue problems in that immediate area.

ESWT works best as part of a treatment and rehabilitation programme. Any boimechanical issues ( such as posture, alignment, gait, running stlye, muscle length and strength issues) which have led to a problem should still need to be addressed for best long lasting results. An exercise programme to utilise the affects of ESWT will be issued by your treating clinician.

IS THIS TREATMENT APPROPRIATE FOR MY CONDITION?

A number of studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in treating tendon problems that have failed other forms of conservative management. ESWT is now increasingly being used earlier in treatment to facilitate and speed up recovery. Your physiotherapist can discuss with you if your problem is likely to benefit from this treatment. If you are not currently having treatment please call or email your details and one of our senior therapists will contact you to discuss.

HOW IS THE TREATMENT DELIVERED?

All of the research demonstrates best affects with three treatment sessions within 17 day period. Normally patients will book in for 3 consecutive weekly treatments. The treatment last 3-5mins each session.

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