Shockwave Therapy for Chronic Foot Pain and Achilles Pain
Commonly referred to as heel spurs, plantar fasciitis is a painful and often debilitating condition that afflicts more than 500,000 people in the UK each year.
Although everyone is at risk, plantar fasciitis is most commonly found in athletes, runners, overweight individuals, or those who are required to stand on hard surfaces for prolonged periods of time. It’s also one of the most common athletic injuries seen in general practice. “Shockwave Therapy” can also be useful in treating severe tendonitis, such as painful Achilles heels.
Although conservative treatments or local steroid injections can help relieve the problem in the majority of cases, surgery has been the only available alternative for chronic sufferers. However surgery carries risks and complications can arise. The recovery time from surgery can be as long as 6 to 8 weeks.
How does it work?
“Shockwave Therapy” uses the latest high tech non surgical equipment. The original Swiss Dolorcast method is the gold standard in shock wave therapy. It is effective and gentle with no medication, no injections, no cortisone and no surgery.
Shockwave Therapy delivers a radial shockwave through the surface of the skin to the injured tissue. This shockwave initiates an inflammation-like response in the injured tissue and accelerates the healing process by regenerating blood vessels. It also provides pain relief.
How to access treatment?
If you have private medical insurance, speak to your insurance company, as many treatments are covered by medical insurance. The cost for private treatment is £50 for the initial session then £45 for all following sessions (minimum of 3 sessions required).
For further information please contact the clinic on 01246 273848.