Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy (ESWT): Effective relief from tendon and joint pain

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Steven Cowen - Podiatrist


Radial Shockwave Therapy

What is extracorporeal radial shockwave therapy?

Shockwave is a highly effective non-surgical treatment that delivers acoustic sound waves which carry high energy impulses to an affected area.

Scientific studies have shown the energy promotes regeneration and reparative processes of the bones, tendons and other soft tissues.

Shockwave speeds up recovery and resolves various soft tissue and joint conditions that cause acute or chronic pain, retuning you to activity, sports and walking pain free faster.


Our Podiatrist Steve shares his own experience of shockwave.

“As someone who is active and a keen runner, cyclist and climber I know how it feels when pain stops you in your tracks. I had a 3 year history of niggling Achilles tendon issues, despite strict exercises, rehab, footwear changes and addressing running mechanics.

I have experienced first-hand the benefits Shockwave has to offer. A four week course of Shockwave to the mid portion of my Achilles tendon took away my pain, increased my mobility and gave me confidence. I continued to strengthen my Achilles and using the orthotics have now been pain free for over a year. I’m not going to lie… Shockwave isn’t the most comfortable treatment in the world but as the old saying goes… “No pain no gain”. Now the only way is looking forward and enjoying all my activities pain free.

Shockwave is a fantastic treatment for musculoskeletal pain. I’ve found it helps my patients get back to walking and their chosen activity faster. It has great pain killing effects, increases mobility and empowers

my patient’s with confidence throughout the rehabilitation process.

Why we use extracorporeal radial shockwave therapy

At Foot Focus Podiatry we know the great thing about Shockwave is it is an effective and accessible treatment that has multiple applications and benefits throughout the body that can get you back doing the things you love.

We have had fantastic success stories resolving common lower limb issues such as plantar fasciitis, long standing Achilles tendon pain and arthritic knee and joint pain.



“Used by champions, available to everyone” – DolorClast® 

“Shockwave offers a form of treatment that you can’t get by other means which helps with pain relief and helps improve and maintain soft tissue mobility”

– Saracens lead physiotherapist Richard Bamford



Radial Shockwave Therapy

  • Muscle aches and pains: Trigger points, Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Delayed unions and non-union fractures
  • Muscle Spasticity
  • Dermatological indications: Lymphedema, Cellulite, soft tissue wounds (diabetic ulcers)

We use shockwave as a therapy tool in conjunction with other therapies such as exercises, mobilisations and orthoses, providing fast pain relief and mobility restoration. It really helps gives you the best opportunity to return to activity as fast as possible.

For more information book an appointment or call the clinic today.