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Shockwave Therapy for Heel Pain in Belfast: Lower Limb Clinic’s Innovative Solution

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Introduction

Struggling with heel pain in Belfast? At the Lower Limb Clinic, Belfast’s leading foot care center, we introduce you to the cutting-edge EMS SWISS DOLORCLAST Shockwave Therapy – a solution for heel pain. Find out more about the EMS machine by clicking HERE

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What is Shockwave Therapy?

As Belfast’s specialists in extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), we provide a non-surgical remedy using sound waves to stimulate healing in musculoskeletal conditions.

Why Belfast Residents Should Consider Shockwave Therapy for Heel Pain?

     

      1. Localised Treatment: In Belfast, our Lower Limb Clinic experts ensure precise targeting of pain areas. We use an ultrasound scan first to help guide us to the exact spot of injury.

      1. Non-Invasive: Say goodbye to surgeries. Experience faster recovery and return to normal activity ASAP. There is no down time with shockwave meaning you can continue walking as normal afterwards.

      1. Evidence-Based: Numerous studies affirm the benefits of ESWT in treating heel pain. (see below)

      1. Natural Pain Relief: Reduce dependence on medications and embrace the natural healing potential of Shockwave Therapy. We recommend not using anti inflammatory medications

      1. Boosted Circulation: Enhanced blood flow into the injured area ensures accelerated healing of the cells.

    Conditions Treated with Shockwave Therapy in Belfast’s Lower Limb Clinic:

       

        • Plantar Fasciitis: Commonly diagnosed among patient’s, plantar fasciitis can be efficiently addressed with our specialised approach.

        • Achilles Tendinopathy: Whether you’re an athlete or an office worker, we provide relief for Achilles tendon issues.

        • Calcific Heel Spurs: Our Shockwave Therapy can help in resolving calcium deposits causing heel pain.

      Why Choose Lower Limb Clinic in Belfast?

         

          1. In-depth Assessment: Being Belfast’s top foot care clinic, we prioritise a detailed analysis before suggesting any treatment.

          1. Customised Care: Every patient’s pain is unique, and so is our treatment plan.

          1. Post-Treatment Guidance: Our team offers expert advice post-therapy, ensuring you stay pain-free longer

        Evidence base

        At Lower Limb we are committed to treating patients using the latest in evidenced based approaches. Shockwave therapy has been extensively studied for its efficacy in treating heel pain, particularly in cases of plantar fasciitis. Here are three notable studies:

           

            1. Gerdesmeyer L, Frey C, Vester J, et al. (2008).

                 

                  • Title: “Radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy is safe and effective in the treatment of chronic recalcitrant plantar fasciitis.”

                  • Published in: The American Journal of Sports Medicine.

                  • Summary: This randomized controlled trial found that patients with chronic plantar fasciitis who received radial shockwave therapy experienced significant improvements in pain and function compared to those who did not receive the therapy.

              1. Rompe JD, Decking J, Schoellner C, Nafe B. (2003).

                   

                    • Title: “Shock wave application for chronic plantar fasciitis in running athletes. A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.”

                    • Published in: The American Journal of Sports Medicine.

                    • Summary: This study evaluated the effectiveness of shockwave therapy in running athletes with chronic plantar fasciitis. The results showed that shockwave therapy was more effective than placebo in reducing pain and improving function.

                1. Ibrahim MI, Donatelli RA, Schmitz C, Hellman MA, Buxbaum F. (2010).

                     

                      • Title: “Chronic plantar fasciitis treated with two sessions of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy.”

                      • Published in: Foot & Ankle International.

                      • Summary: This study investigated the effectiveness of two sessions of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy for treating chronic plantar fasciitis. The results indicated significant improvement in terms of reduced pain and enhanced function at both the four-week and six-month follow-ups.

                While these studies offer positive insights into the effectiveness of shockwave therapy for heel pain, it’s essential to note that results can vary based on patient demographics, the severity of the condition, and other variables. As always, it’s crucial to consult with healthcare professionals for personalised advice and treatment options.

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