Radial shockwave has been extensively used in mainland Europe for many years, but has only recently been introduced to the UK and is not commonly available here. It has recently gained NICE approval. Extensive research around the world is pushing the boundaries of radial shockwave forward at a rapid pace and many new applications are being developed.
At Nicky Snazell's Pain Relief Clinic, we have travelled to Europe for education on shockwave use and have had training from an orthopaedic consultant who runs a major shockwave clinic in Luxembourg.
Shockwave is particularly effective in the treatment of:
- Plantar fasciitis | Policeman's foot
- Tendon calcification
- Adhesive Capsulitis | Frozen shoulder
- Achilles tendonitis
- Reduce lumbar spasm
- Pirifiromis syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Improving osteoarthritic joint mobility
Many patients have come to us with osteoarthritic joints and have felt immediate improvement in joint flexibility. For those who choose not to undergo joint replacement surgery, shockwave offers a maintenance alternative.
However, shockwave of arthritic joints is treating the symptoms, rather than the cause. For ultimate relief from the condition of osteoarthritis, preliminary treatment with shockwave, to loosen the joint, followed by MBST, to regrow the cartilage is the best solution.