This is another non-invasive treatment that harnesses the healing effect of acoustic (shock) waves to heal tendons. We have huge experience of using this novel treatment in patients with tendinopathies that have failed to improve with other treatment method.
It is performed in the clinic room and has no side effects, requires no special preparation, does not require time off work and is very well tolerated. Patients do not need pain-killers after treatment. It reliably relieves symptoms in 60-80% of cases, depending on the specific tendinopathy being treated.
Not all Shock Wave treatments and machines are the same. We use mostly radial but some focussed shock wave therapy using the Swiss Dolorclast machine. This machine has a huge evidence base, unlike some other machines that are available.