Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment which is helpful in providing pain relief for patients suffering from a number of common painful orthopaedic conditions or sports injuries.
How does it work?
Shockwave is a safe, non-invasive treatment which uses sound wave energy to reduce pain and re-activate the body’s natural healing processes.
What conditions can be treated?
Shockwave therapy can be used to treat chronic tendon inflammations in the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, Achilles and sole of the foot. It is recommended for conditions such as heel pain (plantar fasciitis), tennis elbow, tendonitis of the shoulder, tendinopathies of the Achilles tendon, hamstring and patella as well as other painful areas like trochanteric bursitis.
What is involved in the treatment?
The therapist will first assess you and your symptoms to make sure shockwave is the right treatment for you. You will normally have three or more treatments, one week apart. It is delivered using an applicator that produces vibrations which in turn transmit the shockwaves to your tissues. It can feel uncomfortable and this is carefully monitored by your therapist, who can take steps to reduce the intensity of the treatment.
How successful is treatment?
Shockwave has been shown to be effective in up to 70% of patients treated although this figure can be improved if the treatment is used together with other interventions such as strength exercises, activity modification etc. Your therapist will advise you what else you need to do to improve your symptoms and return to your chosen activities.
If you would like to book a shockwave therapy consultation please call us on 0208 936 1201 or go to click here to find out more about our self-pay pricing.
Apply for a finance loan
You can apply for a finance loan. Find out more.