Shock Wave Therapy

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THE FOOT AND ANKLE CLINIC IN LONDON

Patient information for:

Shock wave therapy for tendon injuries (ESWT)

 

What is extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)?

ESWT means pressure waves produced outside the body. These pressure waves break the speed of sound and a clicking sound can therefore be heard. The pressure waves travel through your tissue and works at the site of injury. You will in most cases need three treatments, once a week for three weeks.

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Is ESWT safe?

Shockwave technology has been used safely for decades on literally millions of people. ESWT of the musculoskeletal system has been found to have virtually no serious side effects. The mild side effects like tingling, aching and bruising are relatively rare, modest and short lived.

Does shockwave work?

Shockwave works very well on injured tendons and ligaments, including the plantar fascia. Results from international studies have documented a 77% success.

Who should not have ESWT

  • If you are pregnant
  • Take anti platelet therapy or anticoagulants and have an INR above 3
  • Have a blood clotting disorder
  • Have been diagnosed with bone cancer
  • Have a cardiac pacemaker
  • Have had a steroid injection within the last three months

Even if you have no pain after treatment, we strongly recommend that you refrain from activities that stress the treated area for the next 48 hours.
Please enquire to book a consultation tel. 07828 585604 or book online 

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