Shockwave therapy is used to successfully treat a growing number of tendon, joint and muscle conditions. These include plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, chronic tendonitis of the knee, shoulder rotator cuff pain, Achilles tendonitis and hamstring tendonitis. Please click the following link for more research information Research booklet RPW
The above conditions are often difficult to treat using other methods and can become chronic. With shockwave therapy, patients report reduced pain and faster healing, without significant side effects.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), have issued guidance on ESWT to UK clinicians for a number of clinical indications. NICE state ESWT raises no major safety concerns.
Shock waves stimulate angiogenesis (new blood vessels) and neurogenesis (new nerve cells). During shockwave treatment the cells undergo micro trauma which promotes the inflammatory processes that are associated with removing damaged tissues and stimulating wound healing mechanisms.
Shockwave Therapy is only available at our Barrington Drive Practice. Cram Osteopaths are one of only a few clinics in Scotland that offers shockwave therapy treatment.