Shockwave Therapy

If you’re plagued with chronic leg, heel and achilles pain Capital Podiatry’s Shockwave system is the latest technology showing the best results.

Think rehabilitation, increased circulation, deep tissue massage and ways to treat those resistant aches and pains.

Shockwave – also called Radial Pressure Wave – delivers therapeutic shock waves deep into your tissue. The pressure waves are delivered from a torch-sized “wand” which is applied to your skin.

Shockwave can help get you back to normal after injury. And it works without needles, medication or surgery.

It’s used widely in the sporting world as a quick way to accelerate healing.

Chronic conditions

We use Shockwave to relieve a wide range of conditions:

  • Shin splints
  • Inflamed ligaments
  • Painful knots in muscles
  • Plantar fasciitis, heel pain or heel spurs
  • Reboot the healing process in longstanding conditions or injuries
  • Inflamed achilles tendons
  • Activating muscles and connective tissue
  • Increasing blood flow to improve healing
  • Stimulate the regeneration of tendons
  • Reduce muscle spasticity
  • Disintegrate tendon calcifications
  • Stimulate collagen production

Shockwave is a superior treatment

We see Shockwave as a superior treatment option for musculoskeletal issues because it:

  • Stimulates the body’s own processes to improve healing and repair
  • Does not require needles or injections
  • Has a short treatment time, with no down time afterwards
  • Does not require medication
  • Helps reduce pain and improve healing
  • Is non-invasive
  • Does not require surgery
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Is Shockwave painful?

Some patients experience mild tenderness and others feel no pain at all. The good news is that we can dial the intensity of the pulses up or down, to match your preferences and tolerance. When you feel discomfort, it is usually associated with the level of damage or injury already present.

Is Shockwave suitable for everyone?

Most of our patients can have treatment without any issues, but we cannot use Shockwave if you are pregnant, or if you have:

  • Acute inflammation
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Disturbed sensory and nerve function, such as diabetes
  • Had a corticosteroid injection in the same site in the past six weeks
  • Prostheses or implants
  • Any malignancies

We will always let you know whether Shockwave is right for you. The first step is to be assessed by our experienced team. We will discuss your options to come up with the best solution for you.

Shockwave is part of our overall biomechanical appointment for sore feet and legs.

Each of these appointments is tailored to your specific needs but can include checking your gait on our research-grade system, dry needling, mobilising or releasing stuck joints, orthotic therapy and prescribing rehabilitation exercises.


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