Shockwave treatment has been used in continental Europe successfully for several decades. International studies have shown treatment success rates up toward 80% even in chronic pain patients.
Shockwave therapy uses the transmission of energy through injured tissue as a means to reduce pain heal and restore. Through an increase in blood flow and an increase in bone and soft tissue healing cells, healing is improved. Immediate pain relief is often felt after treatment.
The treatment itself lasts between five and twenty minutes depending on the number of sites that need treatment.. Some injuries need three treatments for the body to fully heal long term. Speak to the podiatrist as the number of treatment episodes may vary.
The treatment itself may cause some discomfort or be a bit painful. We work with you to manage this by controlling the energy level of the shockwave machine.
Lewisham Foot Health is proud to have both the focused shockwave and radial shockwave machines from Swiss Electromedical Systems (EMS). The Swiss Dolorclast and Piezoclast method are the two machines used in most international studies in musculoskeletal medicine.
To have shockwave therapy you will need a musculoskeletal examination first. This may include a diagnostic ultrasound to make a diagnosis of your condition.
Common injuries treated with shockwave therapy:
- Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
- Achilles tendonitis
- Foot tendon pain
- Foot bone pain (bone stress)
- Ankle tendon pain (sometimes after an ankle sprain)
- Shin splints or MTSS medial tibial stress syndrome
- Osteoarthritis of the foot
- Runners knee (patellar tip syndrome)
- Hip pain (greater trochanteric bursitis)
You can download our PDF information leaflet that tells you more about the Shockwave Therapy treatment.
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Read more about heel pain and shockwave here: https://www.lewishamfoothealth.com/lower-limb-pain/heel-pain/