Shockwave Therapy

What is shockwave therapy?

Shockwave therapy or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is an advanced and super effective treatment choice in orthopaedic and rehabilitation medicine. We use Focused Shockwave technology that emits high energy acoustic waves (the same type of waves we get from an airplane breaking the sound barrier). These powerful waves can be controlled in terms of depth and intensity to target an injured or diseased area. Also ESWT was used as early as the 1980’s to effectively break down kidney stones and is still used in hospitals around the world for such conditions. Now Focused Shockwave therapy is used to cure damaged tissues, accelerate the healing process, and breakdown scar tissues and calcification.

Benefits of our Shockwave therapy:

  • Faster pain relief
  • Less downtime
  • No drugs
  • Clinical success rate of 90%
  • Faster and most effective treatment
  • Non-surgical solution to persistent problems
  • Approved by NICE (NHS trusted National Institute of Clinical Excellence) and FDA (Food and Drug Administration)

Medical effects:

  • Stimulates “Angiogenesis”, the formation of tiny new blood vessels. The more blood vessels, the more blood flows with nutrients, oxygen and repair materials to the injured area.
  • Stimulate “Neurogenesis”, the formation of new nerve cells. Useful in some cases of damaged nerve tissues.
  • Disintegration of calcification, fibrosis and scar tissues. This can free up muscle, joint, tendon movement and ultimately reduce pain.
  • Regenerative effect, activates body’s own stem cells, stem cells travel to the injured area and regenerate into healthy tissues.
  • Analgesic effect (taking the pain away!), by overstimulating of the nerve fibres blocks the existing pain.
  • Bone healing, by stimulating osteoblasts (bone cells responsible for bone healing and bone production).
  • Tendon healing, by stimulating healthy collagen via fibroblast cells which are responsible for the healing of connective tissues.
  • Anti-inflammatory effect! Breaks the repeated cycle of inflammation and guide healthy inflammation to remodelling phase of the tissues, and this ultimately reduce pain.

Conditions and injuries treated:

  • Neck Pain (Myofascial pain syndromes)
  • Shoulder Pain (Calcifying tendinitis of the shoulder, subacrominal pain syndrome)
  • Back Pain (Myofascial pain syndromes, idiopathic lowerback pain and pseudoradicular syndromes, herniated disc)
  • Elbow Pain (Lateral and medial epicondylitis)
  • Hand Pain (Dupuytrens disease, De Quervain disease, trigger finger and Carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Hip Pain (Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome)
  • Coccyx bone bruise or fracture
  • Hamstring Pain (Hamstring tendinopathy, insertional)
  • Knee Pain (Osteoarthritis, patella tip syndrome, ligament sprain)
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome ( shin splints)
  • Achilles Pain (Achilles tendinopathy, insertional and mid body)
  • Heel Pain (Plantarfasciopathy or Plantar fasciitis)
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Heel fat pad inflammation
  • Stress fracture in foot
  • Ankle ligament sprains & tears
  • Gout in hands & toes
  • Non-union bone fracture
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Feet & hands Neuropathies

Why our shockwave therapy is superior?

  1. We use first the latest medical technology Focused (True) Shockwave therapy and not Radial shockwave. However, in some cases we combine both technologies for better outcome if deemed appropriate.
  2. Over 8 years of experience in Focused shockwave and radial pressure waves, we have treated thousands of patients with related injuries and diseases. We are confident in providing experienced quality medical services.
  3. We use a combined treatments approach. This means we add to our focused shockwave therapy other medical technologies and methods to optimise your recovery.
  4. We provide extra adjuncts such as recovery foot wear or healing supplements free of charge in our Shockwave packages. This ensures best recovery outcome.
  5. All of our Shockwave devices are from Swiss-German quality medical technology with track record of specialising in Shockwave since the 1980’s.

For more scientific, medical and research details, please visit our clinic sister website: www.shockwaveclinic.co.uk.

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