What is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy?
A modern technology, shockwave treatment is proving to be highly effective at treating persistent soft tissue conditions such as plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinosis.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) uses high amplitude pulses to break down scar tissues and calcifications in damaged tissues, promoting natural healing in these areas. Virtually painless, a special device is used to emit mechanical shockwaves through the skin to the injured area. This increases blood flow and accelerates the body’s healing process.
An alternative to steroid injections or surgery, shockwave therapy has been used to treat kidney stones in the process Lithotripsy for many years. Shockwave treatment has a high success rate in helping to heal persistent tissue conditions in the foot and ankle.
What is the benefit of Shockwave Therapy over surgery?
- High success rates
- No anaesthesia
- Fewer complications
- Virtually painless
- No medication required
- Fast results
- Minimal after-care with faster return to activities