Shockwave therapy

Treat painful joint injuries without surgery and without injections in a single day with shockwave therapy.

Shockwave therapy was first used to treat kidney stones. Clinicians used the powerful sound waves to break up the painful stones. Since then, doctors have used the therapy to treat patients with:

  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Greater trochanteric pain syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Runner’s knee
  • Heel spur
  • Hip pain from sporting injuries

Get in touch

The benefits

The process

1 We locate the area to treat with shockwave therapy using palpation. This allows us to target the area with high precision.
2 We apply a gel to the area that helps conduct acoustic waves for efficient delivery. You may have seen this before during prenatal scans - it’s the same principle.
3 We press the shockwave applicator against the treatment area.
4 We deliver the shockwave to the site of injury.

Suitability

Some patients are unsuitable for shockwave therapy. You may be unsuitable if you are:

  • Under 18
  • Pregnant
  • Taking anticoagulants

We cannot use shockwave therapy over metal pins or plates