Shockwave Therapy

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Accelerate the healing process. Discover the benefits of Shockwave Therapy, a cutting-edge treatment that provides relief, and recovery for a range of foot and ankle conditions.

What is Shockwave Therapy

Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (r-ESWT), is a non-invasive, evidence based medical treatment that uses low-energy pressure waves to stimulate healing in injured tissues. Shockwave Therapy is clinically proven, recognised by the top orthopaedic hospitals and used by high-profile professional sports bodies.

How does Shockwave Therapy work? 

Low-energy pressure waves are applied to the affected area, creating microtrauma, which increases blood flow and stimulates the body’s natural healing processes. Shockwave therapy also increases collagen production, and cellular metabolism in the treated area. The result? Accelerated tissue repair and reduced pain.

What Issues Does Shockwave Therapy Treat? 

Shockwave Therapy is versatile and can address a multitude of issues such as damaged tendons and muscles. Some of the most common conditions treated effectively by Shockwave Therapy include plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinopathy, patellar tendinitis, heel spurs, and shin splints. Patients with chronic inflammation or calcified areas can also benefit immensely from this treatment. If you’re experiencing persistent pain or discomfort in lower limbs and feet, this might be the solution you’ve been searching for.

Shockwave Therapy: The Gold Standard for Plantar Fasciitis

Shockwave Therapy is the gold standard treatment for chronic plantar fasciitis. The therapy targets the inflamed fascia, promoting faster healing and providing immediate relief. Patients often report significant improvements after just a few sessions, making it a preferred choice for those seeking an effective and non-invasive treatment option..

Shockwave Treatment

The Therapeutic Effects of Shockwave Therapy ​

Your body responds to shockwave treatment by increasing blood circulation and metabolism in the treated area, which accelerates the body’s healing processes. This theraphy  can also reduce sensitivity and pain, and restore mobility – improving quality of life.

Is Shockwave Therapy Right For You?

If you’re curious about how Shockwave Therapy can help you, contact us for a friendly chat to find out if it is the best approach to treat your condition.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Shockwave Therapy Painful?

You may experience some discomfort during treatment but the pain should be tolerable.  We will adjust the treatment accordingly to ensure you are as comfortable as possible throughout. Due to the analgesic effect of Shockwave Therapy many patients report immediate pain relief following treatment.


Is Shockwave Therapy Safe?

Yes, Shockwave Therapy is very safe, it has NICE guidance for many indications and is used within the NHS. Shockwave Therapy at Cutting Edge Podiatry is performed by qualified therapists and is largely risk-free.

How Successful is Shockwave Treatment?

After less than a handful of sessions, many patients report complete pain relief or significant pain reduction. In chronic conditions, the overall success rate ranges from 60-80% where other therapeutic treatments have been unsuccessful.

How Many Shockwave Therapy Sessions Will I Need?

The number of treatment sessions varies depending on the type and severity of the condition being treated. 3 – 6 treatment sessions are commonly required, spaced 7-10 days apart. Sessions last 20-30 minutes.

What Does Shockwave Treatment Involve?

A contact gel is applied before administering the ESWT. Treatment is non-invasive and involves  shockwaves being passed through the skin to the affected area via a hand-held probe. Extracorporeal means outside the body. The shockwaves are not electrical but are low energy sound waves that can be heard.

Applications in Podiatry

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Achilles tendinopathy

Applications in MSK (Musculoskeletal)

  • Proximal hamstring tendinitis

  • Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (lateral hip pain)
  • Patellar Tendinitis (knee)
  • Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin splints)

Why choose us?

At Cutting Edge Podiatry, we are committed to providing the highest quality foot care services to our patients. Our team of registered and experienced podiatrists has the knowledge and expertise to diagnose and treat a wide range of foot conditions, including warts and verrucae. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure you receive the best care possible.

If you suffer from painful or unsightly warts or verrucae, don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule an appointment. We will work with you to alleviate your foot problems and get you back on your feet.

Book Your Podiatry

Book online or call our friendly team on 01223 633 038 to make an appointment with a podiatrist.
No referral required. Our podiatry clinic is located in central Cambridge.

Providing Footcare in Cambridge since 2012

Accessibility: Our clinic has a disabled parking space outside, ground floor treatment rooms, and a ground floor disabled toilet.