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At Highgate Private Hospital, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is available for the treatment of Musculoskeletal soft tissue pathologies such as the Tendon and Muscle. Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive treatment provided by fully trained Consultants as an out-patient in one of our comfortable consultation rooms.
‘ESWT offers two main advantages over traditional surgical methods: fewer potential complications and a faster return to normal activity’ - FDA.
Radial Shockwave Therapy non-invasive treatment and reported side effects are minimal, however there may be some discomfort during the treatment such as skin reddening and possible bruising. If you are concerned please speak with your medical practitioner before receiving treatment.
Radial Shockwave Therapy is a series of energetic shockwaves applied to the area that needs treating. A shockwave is a purely mechanical wave. The treatment stimulates and effectively supports the body’s self healing mechanisms in the tissue that is being treated.
The body responds by increasing the blood circulation and metabolism in the impact area which in turn accelerates the body’s own healing processes as the shockwaves break down tissue calcifications.
"Shock Wave Treatment or ESWT stimulates your natural healing process by increasing blood supply and breaks up calcium deposits on the tendon."
Main Musculoskeletal Pathologies treated with ESWT are:
ESWT uses shockwaves to stimulate healing as it offers advantages over surgery as it is non-invasive with fewer potential complications and a faster return to normal activity.
At our ESWT Clinic we implement an innovative individualised treatment protocol tailored to the patients MSK Pathology, chronicity of the symptoms and tolerance. As a result makes the ESW treatment even safer and more effective.
Yes, there are. Please see the list below: