Shock Wave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a specialised, non-surgical treatment used for both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. It delivers an abrupt, high magnitude pulses of mechanical energy which triggers your body’s natural healing mechanisms. The following benefits of ESWT result in an optimal healing environment in which pain is relieved and function is restored:

Benefits

  • Increased blood flow to the area
  • Increased metabolic activity to the area
  • Reversal of chronic inflammation
  • Stimulation of collagen
  • Dissolution of calcium build-up in and around tendons
  • Muscle fibres are separated to allow for more efficient blood flow and movement
  • Mechanical loading is increased

This form of treatment was originally developed as a non-surgical treatment for kidney stones. Research has now led to this form of therapy also being widely used in the treatment of soft tissue musculoskeletal conditions. At Ankle and Foot Health Group we use shockwave therapy in the treatment of conditions such as:

  • Plantar Fasciopathy, Heel pain, Heel spurs (link to page)
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Lower leg tendinopathies
  • Calf muscle tears
  • Painful trigger points
  • CRPS (Chronic regional pain syndrome)

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