Extracorporeal Shock Wave Pain Treatment

NEW Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT) available for treating painful inflammation of joints and tendons

"ESWT offers two main advantage over traditional surgical methods: fewer complications and a faster retrun to normal recovery"

An exciting, non-invasive procedure is available to treat pain in suitable patients using sound waves.  Carried out in around 20 minutes in a comfortable Outpatient setting, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (eSWT) means you need no anaesthetic and is virtually painless.

The handheld device delivers waves created by compressed air into the problem area which radiate out to promote and stimulate healing and is conducted by a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. Three or four treatments are usually necessary and the most common areas to be treated are the foot and heel.

This technology has been approved by NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) for the treatment of some conditions.

For those patients who are not medically insured, a package price is available. If you have medical insurance, you will need to check with your insurance company. Appointments with a Consultant are avalable for private patient, usually within a few days. Patients will need a suitability asessment before treatment can go ahead.  Ask your GP to refer you.

Shock Wave Therapy can be used to treat the following areas of pain


1 Tennis Elbow
Painful inflammation of the tendon attachment on the medial elbow

2 Shoulder tendinopathy
Painful limitation of shoulder movement due to calcification

3 Golfer's elbow
Painful inflammation of the tendon attachment of the patellar ligament

4 Trochanteric Bursitis
Painful periostitis of the outer femur

5 Jumper's knee
Inflammation of the point of attachment of the patellar ligament
6 Shin Splints
Inflammation of the tibial edge due to excessive strain
7 Achilles tendinopathy
Painful irritation of the Achilles tendon
8 Plantar fasciitis
Painful, mostly chronic inflammation of the plantar fascia.

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Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment in action

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