ESWT- New Treatment for tendon and joint pain at Spire Clare Park Hospital

At Spire Clare Park Hospital we know that suffering from aches and pains can take away the enjoyment of life. That’s why we’ve introduced a fast new treatment, called Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) for sufferers of shoulder pain, painful heel (Plantar fasciitis) or pain in the Achilles tendon.

ESWT is carried out at an outpatient’s appointment and requires no injections, medication or surgery. Once you have been referred by your GP, treatment can start almost immediately after assessment by the consultant.

Using high-energy shockwaves to stimulate the self healing process, ESWT delivers shockwaves to the tissue via the surface of the skin.

Just one to three sessions at short intervals are required, your consultant will advise you how many sessions you require.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Costs
If you have private medical insurance, speak to your insurance company, as many treatments are covered by your insurance. If you wish to pay for your own treatment we have fixed prices for a single treatment or a package of three treatments. Please contact us on 01252 895 490 or complete the form on the right-hand side of this page.

What’s the advantage?
• No anaesthesia
• Non invasive
• No medication
• No surgery
• Fast treatment – 30 minutes per session, 3-4 sessions required
• Fewer complications
• Virtually painless after treatment
• Quick recovery and quick results

How does it work?
• A shockwave is generated in the hand piece
• The shockwave is delivered to the tissue via a compressed air impulse exerted by the hand piece
• The shockwave radiates out, extending to the entire area where pain occurs
• Usually no more than 3-4 sessions are needed
• Per session: approximately 2000 impulses at 2.5 bars and 4000 impulses for trigger point treatment
• No anaesthetic is required
• No surgery or other therapy is required and treatment can usually start straight away

For more information contact our Patient Information Advisers on 01252 895 or complete the enquiry form on the right-hand side of this page. 

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