Shockwave Therapy

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 1.

Achilles Pain

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 ime. It’s also one of the most common athletic injuries seen in general practice.

Treatment options

Although physiotherapy 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, including infection and has a success rate of only 50%. The recovery time from surgery can be as long as 6 to 8 weeks.

Introducing “Shockwave Therapy“

Chronic foot pain

Now patients that have been suffering for years with chronic pain in their feet and ankles may be successfully treated with

“Shockwave Therapy” using the latest high tech non surgical equipment. 

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 for the patient.

“Shockwave Therapy” offers the following benefits:

  • Level 1 and 2 clinical trial data supports efficacy 2 3 4 5
  • Included in NICE guidelines 6
  • Proven non-surgical technology
  • Treatment is simple and takes minutes
  • No need for anaesthetic or lengthy rehabilitation

Your doctor or physiotherapist will explain the efficacy with you as this is a new treatment, and that Ramsay will audit the results of your therapy.

What about treating other conditions?

Tennis Elbow

“Shockwave Therapy” can also be useful in treating severe tendonitis, for example tennis and golfers elbow, shoulder pain and painful Achilles heels. 

If tendonitis is severe and leads to the rupture of a tendon this may need surgical repair. Until now surgery has been the only available alternative for chronic sufferers.

How to access treatment?

If you have private medical insurance, speak to your insurance company, as many treatments are covered by medical insurance. If you wish to pay for your treatment we have a fixed price for a package of treatments.

How to refer

Contact your local hospital to book an appointment or for more information.

Treatment may be covered by insurance companies and self pay packages available on request.

As “Shockwave Therapy” is based on breakthrough technology that has been successfully used to treat urinary stones for more than 20 years, major insurance companies may cover the cost of a course of treatment.

Locations

Contact your local hospital to book an appointment or for more information. 

Duchy Hospital, Cornwall 01872 226100
Fitzwilliam Hospital, Peterborough 01733 842304
Horton Treatment Centre, Banbury 01295 755 000
Nottingham Woodthorpe Hospital, Nottingham 0115 920 9209 
Oaks Hospital, Colchester 01206 753222
Rowley Hall Hospital, Staffordshire 01785 223203
Springfield Hospital, Chelmsford 01245 234110
West Midlands Hospital, Halesowen 01384 560123 
Woodland Hospital, Kettering 01536 485466
The Yorkshire Clinic, Yorkshire 01274 550621

Treatment may be covered by insurance companies and self pay packages available on request. 

As “Shockwave Therapy” is based on breakthrough technology that has been successfully used to treat urinary stones for more than 20 years, major insurance companies may cover the cost of a course of treatment.


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