Shockwave Treatment 

How can Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) Solve My Plantar Fasciitis & Achilles Tendinopathy Pain?

At Flawless Feet Podiatry & Laser Clinic, Extracorporeal shockwave therapy or ESWT is offered to patients with Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinopathy. It is offered to those who have not responded adequately to conservative treatments, such as physiotherapy, rest, steroid injection, ice therapy and painkillers. It is a minimally invasive treatment that is carried out in Clinic and can offer relief from pain and other symptoms.

What is Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinopathy?

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes and supports the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it gets weak, swollen, and irritated (inflamed). Repeated small injuries to the plantar fascia is also believed to be the cause of the inflammation. Then your heel or the bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk.

Achilles tendinopathy is a condition that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and weakness to the Achilles tendon, which attaches your calf muscle to your heel bone. It is thought to be caused by repeated small injuries to the tendon that do not heal and build up over time.

So what next?

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire before your treatment starts.

You must not have ESWT if you:

  • Are pregnant
  • Are taking antiplatelets or anticoagulants 
  • Have a blood clotting disorder
  • Are under the age of 18
  • Have been diagnosed with bone cancer
  • Have a cardiac pacemaker or other cardiac device
  • Have an infection in your foot or a history of tendon or ligament rupture
  • Have had any steroid injections in the previous 12 weeks

These will be discussed with you by your healthcare professional when the treatment is offered. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like any further information.

Our Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment is indicated for:

  • Tendon Injuries such as Achilles Tendonitis, Patella Tendonopathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis also known as Policeman’s heel, Runners Heel
  • Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome also knows as hip bursitis
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome also known as Shin Splints
  • Delayed bone healing and Stress Fractures
  • Morton’s neuroma

Modern equipment and highly-qualified practitioners

If you are looking for effective pain relief and leading edge advanced treatments then Flawless feet Podiatry & Laser Clinic is the right team for you.. Our specialist Podiatrists are highly experienced and well-trained. We also use the latest equipment and procedures to ensure that you get the best care possible for your foot problems and lower limb injuries. Based in Sydenham, South East London, and Croydon (Shirley Park) We are easy to get to and only 15 mins train ride from Central London. Contact Us and book Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)