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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
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Shockwave Therapy – Frequently asked questions
hip. Furthermore, it is used to manage Patellar Tendon Pain and Osgood-Schlatter’s disease, which both occur around the front of the knee. In the foot and ankle, two major conditions are appropriate for ESWT. These are Plantar Fasciopathy/Plantar Fasciitis, a very common and painful condition due to irritation of the plantar fascia, a strong band of tissue under the base of the heel. The second condition is Achilles Tendinopathy, which may be non-insertional, in the body of the tendon itself, or insertional where the tendon joins the back of the heel bone. Again, targeted rehab loading
programmes are recommended in combination with ESWT for these conditions.
How many sessions?
Best evidence suggests that 3 to 5 sessions, to the affected area, at weekly intervals can be effective. A second course can be given at a later date if the condition relapses. Each session typically takes 15-20 minutes and is delivered by one of our Chartered Physiotherapists
Is Shockwave therapy covered by insurance?
Is Shockwave for Everyone?
● Haemophilia or other coagulation disorders
● Acute inflammation
● Disturbed sensory and nervous function, eg. Diabetes
● Corticosteroid injections. Wait a minimum of 6 weeks after local injections
● Prostheses and implants
Your physiotherapist will be able to advise you further.