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Shockwave Therapy
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Radial Shockwave Therapy
 
Shockwave Therapy
Radial Shockwave
Therapy in action
 
Clinical studies report success rate above 75%

During Radial 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.

Treatable conditions

Shockwave therapy has been effective for the following:

  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylosis)
  • Golfers elbow (medial epicondylosis)
  • Calcific supraspinatus tendinopathy
  • Patella tendinopathy
  • Heel spur
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)

What does it involve?

The physiotherapist will pass over the injured area with the shockwave applicator, you should expect to feel some discomfort but this will resolve within 24 hours. Radial shockwave therapy typically requires 5 treatments, one week apart for optimal results. Many patients feel the results immediately after treatment and can continue to feel the effects several weeks later.

To see more information on how Radial Shockwave Therapy works please visit the Shockwave Therapy website.

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