Typically, our treatments will be 6 sessions over 6 weeks. Clinical trials show a 69% success rate and excellent clinical outcomes (no pain) with randomly selected patients. Other studies have reported higher success rates, best results will require normal strengthening alongside ESWT.
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. Shockwave Therapy is clinically proven and recognised by the top orthopaedic hospitals and used by high-profile professional sports bodies.
What are shock waves?
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.
Is Shockwave Therapy safe?
Yes. It has NICE guidance for a large number of Indications and is used within the NHS Shockwave Therapy performed by qualified therapists is largely risk-free.
Common indication Include:
Achilles Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain), Patellar Tendonitis, (Jumper’s Knee), Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints), Epicondylitis (Tennis or Golfers Elbow), Periarticular Shoulder Pain, Tendinosis Calcarea (Calcific Tendonitis) Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (Hip), Back Pain.
How successful is the treatment?
Statistics vary based on the condition being treated – varying from 60-90% success rate Studies have shown 90% of patients with Achilles Tendonitis (Heel pain) will experience a full recovery or significant reduction in their pain and injury.
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