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.
The treatment works by applying energetic (not electrical) shockwaves to the painful area. The shockwaves break down injured tissue and calcifications as well as initiating increased blood circulation to the area which in turn accelerates the body’s own 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.
Conditions recommended for treatment with shockwave therapy:
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Calcific Tendonitis Shoulder
• Tennis and Golfer’s elbow
• Achilles Tendinopathy
• Trochanteric bursitis (Lateral hip pain)
• Patella Tendinopathy (Jumpers Knee)
• Medial Tibial Periostitis (shin splints)