Shockwave

For Treating Foot and Leg Problems

Shockwave therapy is used to treat your long-standing tendon and muscle problems, like plantar fasciitis and achilles tendon issues.   

It can help to reduce pain levels and promote healing in your foot or leg to aid your recovery.

It is important to remember that Shockwave is only one part of a successful treatment plan to recover from a foot or leg problem.

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What problems can Shocwave be used with?

Shockwave tends to work best where your pain has been going on for more than 6 weeks. 

We use it regularly as part of your treatment for the following conditions:

  • Plantar Heel Pain (plantar fasciitis)
  • Achilles Tendon issues (mid portion and insertional Achilles Tendinopathies)
  • Shin Splints

 

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So How Does It Work

When we have an overuse injury, the tendon is often damaged because of microscopic tears which cause inflammation and sometimes scar tissue, adhesion or calcifications.

This can restrict physiological function and eventually develops into pain. These kinds of conditions are often resilient to the body’s natural healing methods.

With shockwave therapy treatment we deliver energy into the tissue, creating microscopic injuries and acute trauma in the tissue.

This creates new blood vessels and activates the body’s natural healing.

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