Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive procedure which can be used to treat many conditions including:
ESWT works by targeting shock waves to the affected part of the body using a special device or shockwave gun. Rapid impulses are delivered through the skin. Shockwaves are audible, low-energy sound waves, which work by increasing blood flow to the injured area which speeds up your body’s healing process. You will usually require a course of four treatments, one to two weeks apart.
If you have not benefitted sufficiently from physiotherapy alone, ESWT may be offered as an additional treatment, alongside your ongoing physiotherapy exercise programme. It is a minimally invasive treatment that is carried out on an outpatient basis. In combination with exercises which appropriately stress the tendon and strengthen your muscles, this will help you to get back to your normal activities.
The cost for 3 sessions is £290.