Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a procedure where shockwaves are passed through the skin to the injured tendon or ligament.

(Extracorporeal means outside of the body) The shockwaves are mechanical, audible, low-energy sound waves, which are applied to the injured area and stimulate increased blood flow and blood vessels growth. This facilitates healing, cell regeneration, and reduces pain producing substances in the tissues.

It is commonly used to treat tendinopathy (tendinitis) and other connective tissue problems like plantar fasciitis. Examples of areas that can be treated are the Achilles, patellar and hip adductor tendinopathies, tennis and golfer’s elbow (lateral & medial epicondylitis), biceps tendinopathy, frozen shoulder, and shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome).

There is no extra charge for shock wave therapy at e-physiotherapy. It is included in the price of a standard physiotherapy treatment when it is indicated. If you want to know if it might be appropriate for your condition please ask the physiotherapist.