Treat chronic musculoskeletal conditions with radial shockwave therapy, administered by our expert podiatry team.

  • Effective, proven & research-based therapy
  • Extensive experience & expertise
  • Safe & non-invasive approach
  • After-hours appointments
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Is Shockwave Therapy for you?

Shockwave therapy helps treat a range of conditions, especially where previous conservative management has failed to resolve the issue. Conditions treated by shockwave therapy include:

What is Shockwave Therapy & is It Effective?

Shockwave Therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is a safe, non-invasive therapy that uses high pressured acoustic shockwaves. The waves move through the skin to break down targeted tissue and stimulate tissue repair, in turn activating our natural healing mechanisms.

Shockwave therapy is a proven, research-based approach that can be highly effective in treating a range of chronic musculoskeletal conditions.  

What Does a Shockwave Therapy Treatment Involve?

Shockwave therapy is a safe and non-invasive, involving the application of a contact gel to the area and a handheld probe to your skin. The probe delivers controlled acoustic waves for approximately 5-10 minutes for each injured area.

During the treatment, you might feel a bit of discomfort, but it’s usually only mild. After the treatment, many patients feel no more pain or greatly reduced pain.

A shockwave therapy course typically entails weekly treatments for between 3 and 6 weeks. People experiencing chronic conditions, or problems that cause significant pain, may require a longer course of treatment.

How Shockwave Therapy Relieves Pain

Shockwave Therapy works by stimulating healing and reducing inflammation. The therapy causes a release of substance P from the terminal vesicles of nerves, which saturates pain receptors and causes an overload and blocking effect, resulting in an immediate decrease in pain. Essentially, the nerves that cause pain are “paralysed,” allowing patients to perform tasks that usually cause pain without feeling it. The therapy stimulates pain relief and soft tissue repair by delivering pulses to the tissue, creating microtrauma at the site, which results in an altered biological response. This change in blood flow accelerates tissue repair and promotes healing.

Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy has many benefits for people with chronic pain and musculoskeletal issues including:

Why you should choose The Lower Limb Clinic for your Shockwave Therapy

Friendly, Genuine Care

At the Lower Limb Clinic, we genuinely care about our patients and their outcomes. This isn't just a job for us; our friendly, caring team will do all we can to get your back on your feet, fast.

Unrivaled Experience & Training

Our experienced team is led by Dr Richard Chasen, with over 20 years of experience treating foot pain, and extensive qualifications in orthotics and podiatry.

Highest Quality Service & Equipment

At the Lower Limb Clinic, we use the best quality radial shockwave machine on the market - the DolorClast Master Touch machine - to ensure the best outcomes for our patients.

Extended-Hours Appointments

We know you're busy. That's why we offer after-hours appointments to ensure you don't miss out on treatment. 


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