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What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment method that uses acoustic waves to promote healing and reduce pain in various musculoskeletal conditions. Originally used to treat kidney stones, this innovative therapy is now widely utilised in the field of podiatry to address chronic foot and ankle issues.

Shockwave Therapy

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How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?

Shockwave therapy works by delivering high-energy sound waves to the affected area. These sound waves stimulate the body's natural healing processes by:

  • Increasing blood flow to the injured area

  • Enhancing cell metabolism and tissue regeneration

  • Breaking down calcium deposits

  • Reducing pain by desensitizing nerve endings

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy?

Non-Invasive: No surgery or injections are required.

Quick Recovery: After a few sessions, most patients experience significant pain relief and improved function.

Minimal Side Effects: The procedure is generally safe with few adverse effects.

Proven Effectiveness: Clinical studies have shown a high success rate in treating chronic foot and ankle conditions.

What We Use Shockwave Therapy For:

  • Plantar Fasciitis: Reducing inflammation and pain in the plantar fascia.

  • Achilles Tendonitis: Promoting healing of the Achilles tendon.

  • Heel Spurs: Breaking down calcium deposits and relieving pain.

  • Morton's Neuroma: Alleviating pain and reducing nerve inflammation.

  • Stress Fractures: Accelerating the healing process of minor fractures.

  • Shin Splints: Reducing pain and inflammation in the shin area.

  • Bursitis: Decreasing inflammation of the bursae.

  • Metatarsalgia: Relieving pain in the ball of the foot.

  • Patella Tendonitis: Reducing pain and promoting healing of the patellar tendon.

  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS): Alleviating pain and inflammation along the shin bone.

  • Myofascial Points in the Calves: Releasing tension and alleviating pain in the calf muscles.

Why Choose The Functional Podiatrist?

At The Functional Podiatrist, our team of experienced podiatrists is dedicated to providing the highest standard of care. We utilise the latest shockwave therapy technology to ensure optimal results for our patients. Whether you're dealing with chronic pain or an acute injury, we are here to help you get back on your feet.

How to book:

If you are a New Patient, please schedule an Initial Sports Consultation online, click here:  BOOK ONLINE. Existing patients can also schedule a follow-up consultation online: BOOK ONLINE .  Alternatively call: 02035760630 to speak to our friendly booking team Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm.

Insurance and Fees:

We accept most major private medical insurance plans, including BUPA, Vitality, WPA, Cigna, AVIVA, and Simply Health. For a comprehensive list of our consultation fees, including self-pay options, please refer to our Insurance and Fees page.

Our podiatry team is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, ensuring they uphold professional standards and engage in continuous professional development. Additionally, we have invested in the latest treatment technology to better assist our podiatry team in providing the best care for you.

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