Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
non-surgical solution to persistent problems
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive treatment where a hand-held device is applied outside the body, introducing energy to painful areas and promoting the body to heal itself. Regardless of the cause; injuries can be debilitating and, if left untreated, may affect your daily life. Shockwave is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment option for a wide variety of conditions with no downtime.
In having a long-term injury many people think that surgery is their only option to get better but there is risk involved and a long recovery time associated with this. “Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) offers two main advantages over traditional surgical methods: fewer potential complications and a faster return to normal activity.” FDA
Shockwave Therapy is clinically proven, recognised by the top orthopaedic hospitals and used by high-profile professional sports bodies.
WHAT ARE SHOCKWAVES?
Shockwaves are high-energy sound waves which are transmitted to the affected area to accelerate healing. The treatment increases blood flow, decreases localised pain and stimulates cell regeneration - this encourages the body to repair itself. Shockwaves also break down injured tissue and calcifications.
ON WHAT PARTS OF THE BODY CAN SHOCKWAVE THERAPY BE USED?
Shockwave Therapy can treat conditions in the hips, knees, shoulders, elbows, Achilles, forearms, shins, back and feet.
IS SHOCKWAVE PAINFUL?
You may experience some discomfort during treatment but the pain should be tolerable. Due to the analgesic effect of Shockwave Therapy many patients report immediate pain relief following treatment.
COMMON INDICATION INCLUDE:
• Achilles Tendonitis • Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
• Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee) • Back Pain
• Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)
• Epicondylitis (Tennis or Golfers Elbow)
• Periarticular Shoulder Pain
• Tendinosis Calcarea (Calcific Tendonitis)
• Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (Hip)
CAN SHOCKWAVE TREAT OLD/PERSISTENT INJURIES?
Shockwaves can treat both long-term chronic conditions and newer injuries, there is a great deal of evidence to show that Shockwave Therapy can achieve great results even with historical conditions.