Achilles tendinitis is another common condition that responds very well to focused shockwave therapy. Over 150,000 people are affected by this condition every year.
Increasing pain at the back of your leg and heel along with tenderness, swelling and stiffness of the tendon.
Causes commonly associated with Achilles tendinopathy
• You are 10 times more likely to suffer this condition if you are a runner/athlete due to activity and overuse
• Symptoms include pain after exercise or running and tenderness around the tendon of the heel bone.
Focused Shockwave therapy helps with Achilles Tendinopathy by creating a micro trauma to the area, increasing blood circulation and cell activity. The focused shockwave treatment results in new blood vessel formation and an increase delivery of nutrients thus relieving the symptoms of pain. Along with osteopathic manual therapy of the associated areas and treatment plan, you will have an outstanding chance of getting out of discomfort quickly and back to enjoying a pain free life.
WHAT ARE SHOCKWAVES?
Focused shockwaves are are generated electromagnetically through a cylindrical coil which creates opposing magnetic fields when current is applied. In the medical world, shock waves have been used since 1980 to disintegrate kidney stones, for instance. In modern pain therapy, shock wave energy is applied to the painful body regions, where it can exert its curative action.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Shock waves can accelerate the healing process in the body, they stimulate metabolism and improve blood circulation; damaged tissue can regenerate and fully hea
IS IT SAFE?
Treatment is non-invasive, quick and effective, and has been deemed a safe treatment by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (the body that determines best practice within the NHS). No anaesthetic is required, and the patient doesn’t face a lengthy rehabilitation.