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Shock Wave Therapy ​​​​​​​For Heel Pain

We are proud to offer Extra-corporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), an effective and innovative treatment for musculoskeletal pathologies with no down time. Shockwave is great for musculoskeletal pathologies such as heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints and trigger points.

ESWT uses an evidence-based approach with clinically proven technology. It works by utilising acoustic wave energy to produce mechanical pressure pulses. These pulses are applied to the painful area, producing a series of shockwaves that expand throughout the tissue. This stimulates a healing reaction by causing microscopic interstitial and extracellular biological effects, which results in tissue regeneration. The shockwaves have an analgesic effect resulting in pain relief, and they also increase blood flow to the area to facilitate the repair process helping you get back to activity sooner.

ESWT is a more modern treatment option that is available to treat almost all musculoskeletal problems in children and adults.

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ESWT has been clinically proven, is fast and effective, with each treatment area usually only taking a few minutes to treat, requires no medication and is non-invasive, has no down time, and has no negative side effects.

People will usually require 3-5 treatment sessions, depending on the condition being treated, how severe it is and how long there’s been a problem. People will usually feel relief from the first session, and will generally walk out in less pain than they walked in with, due to the shockwaves analgesic effect. The treatment is usually only mildly uncomfortable, depending on how severe patients pain levels are to start with, however sessions should become more tolerable, the more treatments you have.

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