Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is one of the most advanced and highly effective non-invasive treatments for musculoskeletal disorders. The term shockwave refers to mechanical pressure pulses that stimulate the metabolism, enhance blood circulation and accelerate the healing process. It reboots the body’s inflammatory process in cases where the chronic inflammation has stagnated, becoming chronic. Through ESWT damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals. This non-invasive procedure is a breakthrough treatment option for a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions.
ESWT is broadly used in our London Waterloo and Southwark setting, helping us achieve much faster results than previously possible with a range of conditions that are affected by Trigger Points. Our client base ranges from Runners with stubborn Trigger Points on calves to individuals with calcium deposits (Calcific Tendinitis) in the shoulder joint that want to avoid surgery. Individuals that undergo surger usually have months of rehabilitation ahead of them, whilst with ESWT results can be seen after the first few sessions.
- faster treatment results
- reboots body inflammatory process in chronic conditions
- accelerates healing process
- less complications and risks than other treatments
- high percentage of success rate
- long term effects
- alternative to steroid injections and surgeries
ESWT is one of the safest treatments our there, having a smaller list of contraindications than massage. The conditions which are contraindicated for Shockwave Therapy are:
- Haemophilic, or individuals using other anti-coagulants
- Prosthesis and implants
- Acute inflammation
- Corticosteroid injections – wait minimum 6 weeks after local injections
Radial Shockwave Therapy is indicated and has shown outstanding results when treating:
- Trigger Points
- Calcific Tendonitis on Shoulder
- Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow
- Bursitis (ie.: Trochanteric Bursitis)
- Piriformis Syndrome
- Tendinopathies (ie.: Runner’s Knee)
- Osgood Schlatter
- Shin Splints
- Heel Spurs
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- Plantar Fasciitis Cellulite
PLEASE NOTE: ESWT CANNOT BE USED TO TREAT ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION OR ANY VISCERAL-RELATED CONDITIONS.
There is a small number of side effects individuals can experience when being treated with ESWT. Local redness can appear almost immediately after treatment, as blood flow increases. Some may experience local pain (speak to your therapist before taking pain relief), swelling, petechia (red spots) and bruising. They can appear in up to 2 days after the treatment and may last for as long as 10 days.