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Shockwave Therapy - Extra Corporeal Shockwave Treatment - ECST

Shockwave TherapyWe are delighted to announce that we now have shock wave therapy available at the clinic. This is a new, non-operative treatment for chronic pain conditions, including calcifying tendonitis of the shoulder, tennis and golfer’s elbow, heel spurs etc

It is particularly useful in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal conditions in patients who do not wish to have, or are not suitable for injection therapy.

The treatment involves sending shockwaves through your skin to influence the affected tissue beneath.

Shockwave (ECST)  provides the following benefits:

  • Mechanical stimulation
  • Increased local blood flow
  • Increase in cellular activity
  • Transient analgesic effect on afferent nerves
  • Break down calcific deposits (primarily, but not exclusively in tendon)
One of the strongest arguments for the use of shockwave in therapy is that it effectively takes a tissue from a more chronic to a more acute state, and in doing so, provides a stimulus (trigger) to a ‘stalled’ repair sequence (Watson 2012)

The main body of evidence supporting this treatment covers:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Patellar tendonipathy
  • Tennis and Golfers elbow (medial and lateral epicondylalgia)
  • Biceps tendinopathy
  • Supraspinatus tendinopathy
  • Trochanteric bursitis
There are certain conditions where Radial Pulse Wave Shockwave is not appropriate.  You can discuss your medical history at your initial assessement.

For further information and/or to make an appointment, please contact us today.