What are the benefits of treatment
The therapy stimulates the body’s natural self-healing process. There is actually an immediate reduction of pain and improved range of motion. ESWT may also eliminate your need for surgery.
How long does the treatment last?
Approximately 2000 shocks are administered per treatment are (the duration of which is approximately 5 minutes). Some patients and/or conditions require more shocks and duration, depending on severity and chronicity and location(s) of the condition(s). Any necessary increase will be discussed with you beforehand.
What are the treatment costs?
Typical treatments cost £95. However, a treatment may cost more, depending on the number of shocks required and delivered. The number of hits depends on the severity, chronicity and location(s) of the condition(s). Any necessary increases will be discussed
How many treatment will i need?
Normally three treatments are necessary at weekly intervals; there is a small possibility that 2 or more additional may be necessary if your condition is very chronic. Should you not respond in this time, your case will be reviewed by the podiatrist to determine an appropriate referral. Success rates with ESWT are unparalleled (over 80=90% improvement).
Does the treatment hurt?
It is a short treatment (usually five to twenty minutes) that may be fairly uncomfortable. However, most people are able to easily tolerate it. However, if you cannot tolerate it, adjustments on the machine can decrease the pressure you feel.