What is it?

Shock wave therapy has been used in sports medicine for over 12 years. There is a growing body of evidence that it provides effective treatment of tendon injuries.

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The treatment involves delivering high frequency shock-waves to the injured tendon. These shock-waves are delivered non-invasively through the skin, and treatment stimulates healing in chronic tendon injuries that have failed to heal spontaneously and have not responded to other treatments. About 60-80% of patients have a significant improvement in their tendon pain after shock-wave therapy.

What does treatment involve?

A standard course of shock wave therapy involves three to four weekly treatments. You will feel some discomfort during the treatment, but this will subside quickly afterwards. You should avoid strenuous activity for 2 days post treatment.

What can it treat?

• Plantar Fasciitis/heel spur (calcaneal spur)
• Achilles tendinopathy
• Gluteal tendinopathy
• Proximal hamstring tendinopathy
• Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder
• Patella tendinopathy
• Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
• Other forms of insertional tendinopathy
• Other musculoskeletal problems:
◦ Muscle strains
◦ Calcified Haematomas (“corkies”)
◦ Shin splints
◦ Recalcitrant trigger points
◦ Osgood Schlatter Disease

How much?

$50 on top of normal consultation fees.

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