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Shockwave Therapy

Radial shockwave therapy is a form of treatment widely used for the management of soft tissue conditions. The technology has been around for some time and has been used in elite sport over the last decade.

Radial shockwaves are high energy acoustic sound waves that are transmitted from a probe held against the skin, into the underlying tissues to help trigger a biological change. This can lead to faster healing and tissue regeneration. The process helps kick-start the healing phase in chronically damaged soft tissues by increasing circulation and breaking down calcified scar tissue to stimulate cellular regeneration and tissue repair. Shockwave therapy also has an analgesic effect by diminishing and inhibiting the transmission of pain signals.

It is used in podiatry to treat a number of conditions:

  • Plantar fasciosis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinosis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Shin pain
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Metatarsalgia

For more information and some FAQs regarding shockwave therapy please read this article.