Shockwave Therapy, Physio & Chiropractors Trained Clinicians.
Shockwave therapy is a highly effective treatment option in orthopaedic and rehabilitation medicine. Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive way of restarting the natural healing process allowing the body to repair itself.
There have been many positive studies on the treatment of a range extremity disorders with heel pain and shoulder pain showing amazing results. Shockwave therapy is supported by NICE the Governments Health watchdog and current research reports success rates between 65 and 75% in reducing patient’s pain and symptoms after a course of 3-8 sessions. There are very few adverse effects, unlike injections or surgery, making Shockwave therapy a very compelling modality for the treatment of chronic tendon problems. Treatment courses are typically 3-8 sessions each a week apart.
Shockwave Therapy, conditions treated.
Shockwave therapy can be used to treat chronic tendon inflammations in the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, Achilles and sole of the foot.
HEEL PAIN – PLANTAR FASCIITIS
The shockwave provides a decisive improvement in the clinical development of chronic plantar fasciitis (calcaneal spur). As pain symptoms are eliminated, the load bearing capacity of the foot is rapidly increased. A heel spur is a pointed bony outgrowth of the bone of the heel (the calcaneus bone). They are attributed to local inflammation at the insertion of soft tissue tendons or fascia in the area. Heel spurs can be located at the back of the heel or under the heel, beneath the sole of the foot.
HIP PAIN – TROCHANTERIC BURSITIS
Painful periostitis of the outer femur. A bursa between the gluteus maximus muscle and the trochanter of the upper femur at the hip. There is a recent paper being published confirming the effectiveness of shockwave therapy and trochanteric bursitis.
KNEE PAIN PATELLAR TENDINOPATHY This syndrome is mostly chronic, often sports induced disorders, and the pathologically altered tendon section exhibits a relatively large volume. Also known as Patellar Tip Syndrome where the inflammation is a point of attachment of the patellar ligament.
SHIN PAIN TIBIALIS ANTERIOR SYNDROME AND MEDIAL STRESS SYNDROME
Inflammation of the tibial edge can occur due to excessive strain. Anterior compartment syndromes arise when a muscle becomes too big for the sheath that surrounds it causing pain. The big muscle on the outside of the shin is called the tibialis anterior and is surrounded by a sheath. This is called the anterior compartment of the lower leg. Compartment syndromes can be acute or chronic. Medial stress syndromes are successfully treated with shockwave therapy.
ACHILLES TENDON ACHILLODYNIA
Painful irritation and inflammation of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles attaches the heel bone with the calf muscle and injury can occur with many activities including running, jumping and other impact activities.
Recent study indicates 81% success, the therapeutic device is to reduce or relieve pain and to eliminate pain reduced mobility. Are you subject to extreme shoulder stresses or so you play sport? Do you suffer from stabbing pains whenever you try to lift your arm? It is possible that the pain in your shoulder could be relieved without an operation.
TENNIS ELBOW – LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS
The painful inflammation of the tendon attachment on the lateral elbow can be treated effectively by shockwave therapy. More than 80% of patients with tennis elbow were generally free of pain after treatment with Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy.
GOLFERS ELBOW – MEDIAL EPICONDYLITIS
The painful inflammation of the tendon attachment on the medial elbow can be treated effectively by shockwave therapy. FEES A course of Shockwave Therapy is usually an expensive treatment choice; a quick google search will reveal a course of treatment is usually charged at £300-600 or more and it is only available in only a few clinics. But we feel Shockwave Therapy is such as valuable treatment tool that is should be more widely available. We are proud to be able to offer this effective treatment at an affordable price. Barefoot Physio patients can receive a course of three treatments for £150.
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