Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)

Non-invasive pain relief


Introducing our brand new extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) treatment:

  • Pain relief - No needles, no surgery, no anaesthetic required
  • New technology based on kidney stone lithroscopy, a proven technique with a 20+ years record of success
  • Effective for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions - both acute and chronic

 A new non-surgical, non-invasive alternative for pain relief and musculoskeletal repair 

ESWT is effective in treating the following conditions:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Heel spurs
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles pain (tendinopathy)
  • Hip pain
  • Jumper's knee
  • Shin splints
  • Trigger point pain
  • and more...

ESWT can help:

Reduce Pain

Whether you suffer from chronic or actue pain many patients experience immediate pain reduction after an extracorporeal shock wave therapy session

Stimulate Healing

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy can help stimulate healing. The exact process is not known but it is thought that the shockwaves break down tissue, stimulating rebuilding of healthy tissue

Avoid Complications

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy offers an alternative to surgical and invasive options that could come with attached complications.

What is ESWT?


"What does this treatment option include?"

ESWT uses acoustic shock waves to reach and vibrate tissue inside the affected area. 

"Extracorporeal" simply means "outside the body". The shock wave therapy machine's probe is placed on the skin above the affected area and sound waves are passed painlessly through the skin. ​

A normal session lasts 20 minutes and usually 3 sessions are required, each one week apart. It is common to experience pain relief immediately after each session but all 3 sessions are required to maximize the healing effect.​

The National Institute of Health Care Excellent (nice.org) - the body who helps set best practices within the NHS - has declared extracorporeal shock wave therapy to be safe and initial trials show positive results

NICE on extracorporeal shockwave therapy for ​refractory Achilles tendinopathy

NICE on ​shockwave therapy for refractory plantar fasciitis

NICE on shockwave therapy for refractory tennis elbow​

Where can I get ESWT?

The London Orthopaedic Clinic provides high performance orthopaedic treatment, expert advice and care from a team of vastly experienced surgeons and physicians who can make a real difference to patients’ lives.

Our respected team derives their expertise from years of experience and collaboration to offer superior results. We offer innovative care options including surgical and conservative treatment with transparent information and measurable outcomes.

Easy to access central London location in the Harley Street area

Contact Us today to book your sessions

  • Non-invasive pain relief
  • 20 minute sessions, once a week for 3 weeks
  • Central London location

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