Shockwave Therapy Dublin

Shockwave Therapy creates a positive pressure to stimulate absorption, reflection, refraction, and transmission of energy to tissues and cells.

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What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive strategy that aims to help with the management of
musculoskeletal conditions. The shockwave is a physical sound wave “shock,” not an
electric one.

Conditions Successfully Treated with Shockwave Therapy:

Tendon Disorders
Tennis Elbow
Golfer’s Elbow
Shoulder Tendinopathy
Achilles Tendinopathy
Plantar fasciitis
Myofascial Pain

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What are the benefits of Shockwave Therapy?

Radial Shockwave Therapy aims to stimulate healing & tissue remodelling in addition to
reducing pain. it stimulates the body’s natural self- healing process. There is an immediate
reduction of pain and improved ease of movement. Secondary effects are minor. Shockwave
therapy may also eliminate your need for surgery.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What types of conditions does shockwave therapy treat? 

Shockwave Therapy is commonly used to treat the following:  

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Lateral/Medial elbow tendinopathy (tennis elbow/golfers elbow)
  • Frozen Shoulder. Plantar Fascia.
  • Heel Spurs.
  • Morton’s Neuroma.
  • Shoulder tendinopathies (Calcific Rotator Cuff Tendinitis).
  • Hallux Rigid. Bursitis.
  • Achilles Tendinopathy.
  • Patellar tendinopathy (Jumpers Knee).
  • Anterior Tibial Syndrome.
  • Stress Fractures.
  • Early Onset of Osteoarthritis.
  • Trochanteric Bursitis.
  • Hamstring tendon.
  • Adductor tendon

How long does a Shockwave therapy session last? 

A shockwave session lasts 10-15 minutes and will be used as a collaborative tool with the physiotherapy session that lasts 45 minutes. 

How many shockwave therapy sessions will I need?

This depends on the injury. Tendon injuries (eg tennis elbow) can tend to be stubborn injuries so may require 2-6 sessions combined with other forms of physiotherapy rehab to improve the injury. Other less severe injuries may require less and see improvement after 1 session. 


Shockwave Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis?
The plantar fascia is a long, thin ligament present along the bottom of the foot that creates the arch of the foot. It extends from the heel bone, and then splits and fans out to attach itself to the toes. It acts as a shock absorber and supports the arch of your foot and functions like a bowstring to stiffen your foot while you walk.

Plantar fasciitis is a very painful and frustrating condition which often takes months and even years to resolve. The pain is caused because of inflammation of the plantar fascia and often causes a deep achy pain that can refer into the entire sole of the foot.

What causes Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a painful foot condition where the plantar fascia becomes inflamed from overstretching or overuse, causing pain in the heel and bottom of the foot.

It can be caused by repetitive strain to the plantar fascia can result in tiny tears in the ligament, leading to pain and swelling, which can make walking difficult. It is one of the most common causes of heel pain and is seen in men and women, but may also occur in those who are constantly on their feet or active in sports and athletics.

What can Shockwave Therapy do for Plantar Fasciitis?

Shockwave treatment, also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), is a conservative procedure to treat plantar fasciitis of the foot, where shockwaves are passed through the heel to stimulate healing of the inflamed plantar fascia tissues. Shockwave treatment utilizes mechanical high energy sound waves, which function by improving blood flow to the inflamed area to speed up the healing process.

Shockwave treatment or ESWT is a non-invasive (no cutting of skin and no introduction of any medical device in the body) method of treating soft tissue injuries. Extracorporeal means outside the body. ESWT does not disintegrate tissue; rather it causes biological effects that help in tissue regeneration. ESWT reduces pain and sensitivity immediately by over-stimulating pain transmission nerves and triggers repair mechanisms.