Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) at Spire Clare Park Hospital

Non-invasive treatment of plantar fasciitis and tendon problems.


Suffering from aches and pains can be debilitating and affect your enjoyment of everyday activities, such as walking, which can be frustrating.

Why you might need it

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is an exciting new non-invasive procedure for treatment of plantar fasciitis and tendon problems.

The sound waves promoted during the treatment stimulate healing for many physical disorders including plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and Achilles tendonitis.

What's the advantage of ESWT?

  • 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 much does Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) cost at Spire Clare Park Hospital

A fixed price for this treatment may be available on enquiry and following an initial consultation. Spire Healthcare can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

The guide price displayed shows what most patients who pay for their own treatment should expect to pay for treatment. The price may vary depending on Consultant, type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and may also vary due to your medical history.

Spire Clare Park Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

Who will do it?

All of our specialists are of the highest standard and benefit from working in our modern, well-equipped hospitals.

Our specialists often hold NHS posts and delivering expertise in complex sub-specialty surgeries.

Before your treatment

You will have a formal consultation with a healthcare professional. During this time you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.

We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.

Preparing for your treatment

We've tried to make your experience with us as easy and relaxed as possible.

For more information on visiting hours, our food, what to pack if you're staying with us, parking and all those other important practicalities, please visit our patient information pages.

Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.

The procedure

  • 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 2,000 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

Aftercare

ESWT is carried out in an outpatient’s environment and requires no injections, medication or surgery; therefore you can expect to be home the same day. Patients often require one to three sessions at short intervals. However your consultant will advise you individually as per your case.

Most patients find considerable relief from shoulder pain, heel pain or Achilles tendon in just eight to ten days following the first application.

Important to note

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

How to get to us

Our location between the towns of Farnham and Fleet allows us to provide medical and surgical treatments to patients from Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and West Sussex.

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Spire Clare Park Hospital,

Crondall Lane
Farnham
Surrey
GU10 5XX

Main Switchboard:  01252 850216

Self-pay treatment enquiries:  01252 895490

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Important information about Covid-19 tests

Spire Clare Park Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.

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