Suffering from aches and pains can be debilitating and affect your enjoyment of everyday activities, such as walking, which can be frustrating.
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?
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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.
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Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.
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.
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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.
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