Specialist Heel pain and Plantar Fasciitis Clinic. Leaders in Orthotics and Shockwave Therapy.
Shockwave Therapy Office (ESWT)
Shockwave Therapy in Shropshire - Help Yourself Heal!
What is ShockWave Therapy (ESWT) ?
Shockwave Therapy is an innovative and new treatment, aimed at the most common injuries and causes of pain within the foot, ankle and leg. Plantar Fasciitis (Fasciocis), Policeman's heel and Achilles Tendonosis are medical problems that are treated every day, successfully here at the Foot Doctors in Telford. We have invested in the equipment and training, in order to aid your Musculo-Skeletal and sports injuries.
The results are often quite remarkable, This form of therapy aids the rapid healing of chronic tendon and ligament damage, cutting pain quickly and allowing a natural progression of healing to occur. to the plantar fascia, Achilles tendons and patella tendons respectively.
Patients travel from Birmingham, Shrewsbury, Hereford and Wales to be treated for heel and ankle pain with Shockwave Therapy and adjunctive Orthotic and exercise rehabilitation for a reason: The combination Works!
As with any treatment, no one treatment is a cure all, this is where my expertise becomes most apparent. As specialists in only Foot, Ankle, Leg and Knee injuries, we can fully treat and rehabilitate the most chronic overuse problems, with a pin point multifaceted approach.
The initial ause of the complaint requires investigation and appropriate patient selection.
As a first line option in reducing chronic heel pain, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonsosis, Patella Tendonitis, Shin Splints and many other injuries, Shockwave Therapy is a treatment that I would personally choose each and every time for these medical issues.
The ease of application, non invasive nature and lack of any realistic side effects commend medical shockwave use. No other treatment has proven this singularly effective within my daily practice. Shockwave therapy used in conjunction with other treatment, cures over 90% of Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonosis and Patella Tendonosis by around 90%.
Here are videos regarding Shockwave therapy. The first is from a Danish Orthopaedic Surgeon.
How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?
Shockwave therapy has been used in medical settings for many years for treating kidney stones and similar. Quite literally a high energy sound wave is created and pushed through the soft tissue site by a hand piece. Upto 2500 shocks are applied rapidly, with very special settings that control frequency and force. The Foot Doctors Shockwave Therapy Centre, here in Telford, uses the latest equipment for consistent results. Several different applicators are used to work on injuries at various depths, as deep as 5cm, or as shallow as the skin. This form of treatment is far more common place in Europe and Australia within the healthcare service.
The shockwaves create increased blood flow, decreased pain chemicals and increased reabsorption of calcified or damaged scar tissue. The treatment can effectively REMOVE SPURS on Heels and in Shoulders, without the need for surgery!
Here is an example of bony calcification being removed with Shockwave treatment.
ESWT Shockwave Therapy for Heel Pain
One of the regular and consistent uses of Radial Shockwave therapy, is for chronic Plantar Fasciosis, a degenerative condition that affects the heel and arch ligaments. This is often incorrectly diagnosed or dismissed as Plantar fasciitis, Heel Pain or simply Policeman's heel. The reality of foot and ankle injuries is never this simple! hence we have healthcare professionals trained for a minimum 4 years in this specific area!
The effectiveness of Shockwave Therapy in treated arch and heel problems ranges, it is not a magic wand! When combined with a sound diagnosis and dedicated treatment plan, the results are often dramatic.
When members of my family, friends or indeed myself get heel pain and Achilles tendon pathology/injuries, then it is a 1st line treatment and my personal treatment of choice. This is due to the regenerative process of treatment, in that healing is aided and that pain is reduced quickly. We have no clinical side effects and treatment is fast and positive.
An Ultrasound Image of Plantar Fasciopathy in clinic.