What Is Shockwave Therapy?
The shockwaves work by agitating the tissue which increases the blood flow into the area, accelerating the body’s healing process. It also has a pain-relieving effect.
Why do I need Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy?
- Plantar fasciitis or Heel Pain
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Other Tendon Injuries
How is it applied?
Shockwave Therapy is applied through a probe, lasting for about 5 minutes. Most people experience mild discomfort during treatment but it is generally well tolerated. Any initial discomfort usually settles quickly during treatment as the area becomes desensitised. Your podiatrist will adjust the settings according you your comfort level.
Following the ESWT treatment the podiatrist may also use manual therapy and exercise prescription which will aid in your recovery.