Shockwave therapy

Shockwave therapy treats various problems within soft tissue areas which have proved resistant to more conventional treatments, such as tennis elbow, Achilles or patella tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.

Shockwave therapy is based on Lithotripsy, which has been used for many years in the treatment of kidney stones. It is the delivery of high-energy shockwaves through the tissues that are capable of breaking down calcific deposits. It has now been adapted to treat various problems within soft tissues, which have proved resistant to more conventional methods of treatment.

 

During Shockwave therapy, a high-intensity sound wave interacts with the tissues of the body. This leads to a cascade of beneficial effects such as neovascularisation ingrowth, reversal of chronic inflammation, stimulation of collagen and dissolution of calcium build-up. Stimulation of these biological mechanisms creates an optimal healing environment. As the injured area is returned to normal, functionality is restored and pain is relieved.

 

Conditions, which are appropriate, are calcification of supraspinatus, tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fascitis and patellar tendonitis. It is also a useful option when all else has failed, physiotherapy, injections or even surgery.

 

“The results far exceeded my expectations. This proven technology is fast and easy to perform and brings patients a unique option to avoid surgery.”

Cheshire Physiotherpay Centre patient

 

 

SWT Painful Shoulder

Painful shoulder

SWT Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow

SWT Heel Spur

Heel spur