What is shockwave treatment?

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), or Shockwave for short,  is a non-invasive, out-patient alternative to surgery or injections, for those with joint and tendon disorders. ESWT sends high pressure acoustic shock waves into the affected structures. It activates the healing process by provoking an acute phase of healing and by stimulating enzymes involved in reducing pain, resulting in a high rate of success in treating these difficult to treat, often chronic and very painful injuries 

The application of ESWT is an evidence-based, effective treatment for plantar fasciitis and most tendon conditions including  achilles, hamstring, patellar, gluteal and tennis elbow tendinopathies, alongside physiotherapy, exercise and advice. 

If you are suffering with foot, ankle, knee hip or shoulder problems, or know someone who is, please contact the clinic on or talk to your physiotherapist to see if Shockwave may be beneficial for you.