What is Shockwave Therapy?

Resolve your tendon pain with shockwave therapy in Colchester.
Shockwave therapy is a pain-relieving treatment which can help to resolve stubborn tendon pains, such as Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, patella tendon pain, shoulder pain and so much more.

It is often used when other forms of treatment have failed and can also help to speed up your recovery, getting you back to full function.

At Reflex-18 Sports Injury Hub in Colchester, we use the EMS Swiss Dolorclast machine. It’s the same technology used by top sports clubs, including 2019/2020 Premier League champions Liverpool FC and Rugby Union side Saracens RFC. 

And if the best use it, then we want our clients at Reflex-18 to use it too!

Known as ‘extracorporeal shockwave therapy’, it is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment for soft tissue and musculoskeletal problems. Essentially, it involves causing a targeted mechanical input with the aim of achieving a biological response.

How does it work?

  1. The shockwave therapy treatment produces an inflammatory response. 
  2. The body responds by increasing metabolic activity around the site of pain.
  3. This then stimulates and accelerates the healing process.
  4. The transmission of pain is blocked by the elimination of substance P.

What are the benefits of Shockwave?

Shockwave therapy stimulates the body's natural healing process and there is an immediate reduction of pain and improved ease of movement. Secondary effects are minor. 

Another added benefit of shockwave therapy is that it can also reduce the chance of further surgery.

How long does the treatment last?

During each five-minute Reflex-18 shockwave therapy session, 2,500 shocks are delivered. We then combine our shockwave treatment with a progressive rehab plan to further improve success rates.

This can be carried out under the watchful eye of our experts in the Reflex-18 rehabilitation gym, which is available for use by all of our clients at no added cost. 

So, if you're fed up of that niggling pain, resolve your plantar fascia, Achilles, tennis elbow or hip pain and book an appointment to come and see our experts at Reflex-18 Sports Injury Hub in Colchester.

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