Shock Wave Therapy (SWT)

Shock Wave Therapy

SWT is a medical device used to treat and relieve the pain associated with soft tissue conditions like tendinitis/tendinosis and heelspur. This innovative Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy System has provided pain relief in up to 90% of the patients treated in US and Canadian health centres and is now available in Ireland with DK Orthotics & Injury Clinic. SWT is a low energy sound wave that interacts with the tissues of the body causing a cascade of beneficial effects such as neovascularisation ingrowth, reversal of chronic inflammation, stimulation of collagen and dissolution of calcium build-up. SWT is a novel therapeutic modality without the need of surgery and surgical risks as well as surgical pain. It is convenient and cost-effective.

Most common injuries treated with Shock Wave Therapy

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Spur
  • Achilles tendonitis and Tendinosis
  • Patellar Tendinitis/Tendinosis (Jumper's Knee)
  • Bursitis and Tendinitis/Tendinosis of the Hip
  • Groin Pain
  • Biceps Tendinitis/Tendinosis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis/tendinosis
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer Elbow