Shockwave Therapy Belfast
Accelerate the body’s natural healing process by increasing cell generation
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) for Heel Pain
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is the name given to a treatment that involves shockwaves being passed through the skin direct to your injury.
At LOWER LIMB we use the EMS which is the gold standard in shockwave machines. This machine ensures 100% of the shockwave power generated by the EMS master machine will travel through to your injured cells. It will break down the scar tissue and massively stimulate the healing process to repair your injured foot. You can read more about shockwave therapy in our blog post by clicking HERE.
Frequently Asked Questions About Shockwave Therapy
Passing shockwaves through the surface of the skin with the Swiss DolorClast initiates an inflammation-like response in the injured tissue that is being treated.
This prompts the body to respond naturally by increasing blood circulation, the number of blood vessels and therefore metabolism in the injured tissue. This accelerates the body’s natural healing process by increasing cell generation.
No need for surgery or medication
Treatment sessions last for an average of only 15 minutes
No hospital admission
No pain after treatment
No lengthy rehabilitation, loss of mobility or time away from work
Strong clinical results
In the foot/ankle, NICE have recognised the use of shockwave therapy for:
Insertional Achilles tendinopathy / posterior heel spur
However, it has also been successfully used for patella tendonitis, shin pain (shin splints / medial tibial stress syndrome) and there is evidence for its use on stress fractures.
Clinical trials, conducted by some of the world’s leading medical professionals, have shown the Swiss DolorClast to be successful in treating the conditions recognised by NICE.
However, as with all treatments, this is not a fix-all for every patient. Our experience suggests that it tends to work better in patients who have implemented the common/standard treatments for the condition and then use this treatment to effectively kick start the healing process.
You will need a “Lower Limb injury assessment” to confirm the diagnosis and assess the injured site using ultrasound. A course of treatment, generally once per week for 4-5 weeks is required. Please contact the clinic for more information or if you are intending to use your medical insurance cover to fund treatment.