Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy | Radial Shockwave Therapy | Shockwave
Striving to offer the best in medical treatment, Eltham Foot Clinic offers extracorporeal shockwave therapy for all lower limb pain.
Shockwave therapy was first used in medicine to treat kidney stones. Since then, more refined machines have been developed to specially treat conditions such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendinopathy, bursitis, patella tendinopathy, knee pain, calcific tendonitis and scar tissue.
The therapy focuses sound waves to encourage tissue healing of the musculoskeletal system in many ways. These methods are dependent on the type of tissue affected and the problem itself. At Eltham Foot Clinic, we can use shockwave therapy to break down heel spurs, encourage the healing of chronic plantar fasciitis, break down scar tissue, and help form new blood vessels for healing or use it as an analgesic for pain relief.
Further, extracorporeal shockwave therapy is a safe and effective method to treat many musculoskeletal conditions with clinical trials showing a 70-80% success rate of the treatment. In heel pain, plantar fasciitis and in Achilles tendinopathy the success rates may be upwards of 80% when treatment is combined with exercises, stretching and footwear. This is exciting news as it allows our podiatrists to offer you a very high chance of complete resolution of your foot pain.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is comfortable, a safe treatment option with no side effects, non-invasive and pain reduction from your problem is felt immediately. Our treatment is customised to you and your foot pain as we can modify and alter machine settings to maximise the results. Our treatment protocol suggests 3-4 sessions 5-7 days apart, this time frame as been shown to give the best results however, on assessment your podiatrist may tailor the treatment time frame to what might suit you best.
The below video provides a great description of the treatment.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is claimable under the item number F014 , F145 or F147 and is a cost effective efficient treatment. Please contact your private health insurance company to discuss your rebate. Those with EPC/Chronic Disease Management Plan will incur a gap fee.
At Eltham Foot Clinic we have used Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for the successful treatment of many foot, knee and hip problems. Let us help you get pain free too. You’ll love the results.