Shockwave therapy at Woodland Hospital
Do you suffer from tendon problems?
Many people suffer from tendon problems and although physiotherapy or local steroid injections can help relieve the problem, in the majority of cases surgery has been the only available alternative for chronic sufferers.
Now patients that have been suffering with pain in their feet, ankles, elbow or shoulder, may be successfully treated with Shockwave Therapy, a non invasive treatment using revolutionary high-tech equipment.
How does Shockwave work?
Shockwave Therapy is a series of energetic shockwaves applied to the area that needs treatment. A shockwave is a purely mechanical wave and not an electric one. The treatment initiates an inflammation-like condition in the tissue being treated.
The body responds by increasing the blood circulation and metabolism in the area which in turn accelerates the body's own metabolism in the area, which in turn accelerates the body's own healing processes. The shockwave is delivered to the tissue via a compressed air impulse exerted by the hand piece.
The Shockwave radiates out, extending to the entire area where pain occurs.
Please call 01536 536814 for further advice on available treatments
Shockwave is included in NICE guidelines and documented medical studies have shown:
- 91% improvement for Calcific Tendonitis
- 77% improvement for Tennis Elbow
- 90% improvement for Plantar Fascitis-foot pain
- 75% success rate for Achilles Tendonapathy and Patellar Tendonopathy
Benefits to you
- No surgery
- No anaesthesia is required and you can continue usual activities
- Non-invasive treatment
- No medication
- Fast treatment - 30 minutes after initial consultation, 3-5 sessions required
- Significant clinical benefit often seen 6-8 weeks after treatment
- No surgery or other therapy is required and treatment can usually start straight away.
On what parts of the body can Shockwave Therapy be used?
We can treat tendon inflammations in the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, Achilles and sole of the foot.
How to access treatment?
Please call 01536 536814 for further advice on available treatments. There is no need to get a referral letter from your GP.
If you wish to use your insurance, please check with your provider, or you may attend as a self pay patient.