Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is the 'Gold Standard' for the first-line treatment of many foot and ankle problems.
At Complete Podiatry, we pride ourselves on providing the newest, most advanced treatment options to our clients. This is why we have invested in Shock Wave Therapy to help us help you build an amazing life from the feet up.
Painful foot and leg problems need advanced care
Every week, we help many clients who have been suffering from ongoing foot and leg pain. We understand how debilitating chronic pain in your feet can be and how much it can affect your life. So, at Complete Podiatry, we have invested in Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy so we can help our clients get back to living the life they want without worrying about their feet.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a modern, highly effective therapy where high-energy sound waves are introduced into the painful areas of the body.
There are numerous published scientific studies that have confirmed Shockwave Treatment as an effective treatment with positive outcomes in many common foot and leg problems.
The treatment is believed to increase blood flow and metabolic activity around the site of pain, accelerating the healing process. It is also believed to have an effect on how pain is perceived within the brain.
ESWT is an excellent, non-invasive, treatment, with very few potential side effects, for conditions that normally are very difficult to treat.
What can shockwave therapy be used for?
Shockwave can be used by most people. If you suffer from a bleeding abnormality, take blood-thinning medication, are pregnant or have a joint replacement or bone screws/plates in the area to be treated, you will need to discuss your options with your Podiatrist.
We have been using ESWT for many years now at Complete Podiatry and have been impressed with how effective it has proven to be. Shockwave is especially useful in helping to treat persistent problems such as:
- plantar fasciitis / fasciopathy
- Achilles tendinopathy
- heel pain syndrome
- knee arthritis
- tight muscles groups
- ankle sprains
The more we have used shockwave however, the more conditions we find it helps. If you are suffering from persistent foot and leg problems, shockwave therapy may be an option for you.
Treatments planned around your needs and your condition
A treatment cycle of shockwave usually incorporates a set of 3 treatments spaced 1 week apart initially with another 2-3 treatments potentially required depending on the condition being treated.
It is quite common to feel a little discomfort during your treatment with shockwave, this is really normal. In fact, much of the research recommends treating clients at a level where they feel a 3-4/10 discomfort level with the treatment.
The human body is a complex structure and like many things in medicine, we can provide no guarantees of the effectiveness of this treatment. We can only keep up-to-date with the latest, quality scientific research and make this available to you to help make your decision.