Shockwave Therapy

Footpoint Podiatry offers Shockwave therapy as a great addition to many treatment plans.

This type of therapy was initially used to treat and remove kidney stones, and this lead to advancements of understanding its effects in treating soft tissue, muscles and tendons.

Shockwave therapy uses compressed air to generate a radial pressure wave. This is mechanical energy that is converted into chemical energy for bio stimulation / regeneration of healthy tissue.

One of the many benefits is fast pain relief and restoration of mobility, allowing better progression of treatment. It is non-surgical and has no need for painkillers, which makes it ideal to speed up recovery, resolving various conditions causing acute or chronic pain. Time off work is not required, patients can walk in and walk out immediately after. It is clinically proven with only mild discomfort during the treatment.

What to expect from a treatment:

  • Improvement of blood and lymphatic circulation
  • Reduction in pain
  • Reduction of muscle tension
  • Strengthening of connective tissue
  • Increase cell regeneration

What are the overall benefits:

  • Shorten overall treatment timeframe
  • Minimal side effects
  • Treating the root cause (origin) and not just the symptoms
  • No Medication required
  • No anaesthetics required

A range of conditions can be treated with Shockwave Therapy including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs
  • Patella Tendinopathy
  • Knee Pain
  • Hamstring Tendinopathy
  • Tendon Tears
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)

The most common treatment protocol involves three sessions at weekly intervals, followed by a one month break and a further three sessions if required.

Each treatment is mostly divided into Three parts at the treatment site. The treatment of muscle, trigger points, and the tendon or desired structure.

Post treatment recommendations may include performing gentle stretching or loading of the desired tissue.

Shockwave therapy will begin to accelerate the healing process, which in turn will dramatically reduce pain and promote healing. The body responds with an increase in metabolic activity at the site of pain, stimulating and accelerating the healing process.