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Shockwave Therapy is now available at Galleria Podiatry

Shockwave Therapy Perth – Morley Location

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Shockwave therapy, also known as Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses acoustic waves to stimulate healing in various musculoskeletal conditions. Originally developed to break up kidney stones, shockwave therapy has since been adapted for orthopedic and sports medicine purposes.

How does Shockwave Therapy work?

Shockwave therapy works by delivering high-energy acoustic waves to targeted areas of the body experiencing pain or injury. These waves are generated by a device and then focused onto the skin surface above the affected area.

When these shockwaves penetrate the body, they create microtrauma within the tissue. This microtrauma stimulates the body’s natural healing response, triggering processes such as increased blood flow, the formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis), and the release of growth factors.

As a result of these biological effects, shockwave therapy promotes tissue regeneration and repair. It can help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and improve overall function in conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, tennis elbow, and other musculoskeletal issues.

Shockwaves are generated either through electrohydraulic, electromagnetic, or piezoelectric mechanisms. These waves are high-energy sound waves that can be focused and delivered to specific areas of the body.

Application to the affected area

The shockwaves are directed towards the area of the body experiencing pain or injury. This is typically done using a handheld device that delivers the shockwaves to the skin surface.

Shockwaves create microtrauma within the tissue, stimulating the body’s natural healing response. They promote increased blood flow, the formation of new blood vessels (angiogenesis), and the release of growth factors, which can accelerate tissue repair and regeneration.

Radial pressure wave therapy is indicated for the following applications:

Treatment duration

A typical session lasts 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the condition being treated and the severity of the symptoms. Several sessions, usually spaced out over a few weeks, may be required for optimal results.


Shockwave therapy is considered a non-invasive therapy, meaning it does not require surgery or injections. It involves delivering acoustic waves to the targeted area externally through the skin surface, without the need for incisions or invasive procedures. This non-invasive nature makes shockwave therapy a popular choice for patients seeking alternative treatments for musculoskeletal conditions.

What conditions can Shockwave Therapy treat?

Shockwave therapy is an effective treatment for tendon and muscle issues, particularly chronic conditions that have persisted for a long time. However, before undergoing this treatment, it is important to diagnose your condition and determine if Shockwave therapy is right for you. This therapy can be beneficial for treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including –

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Patellar tendinopathy (jumper’s knee)
  • Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)
  • Hip bursitis
  • Stress fractures
  • Trigger points
  • Chronic muscle pain or tension

Call Galleria Podiatry (08) 9275 9006 or book an appointment online to find out if Shockwave Therapy is right for you.

What are the side effects of Shockwave Therapy?

Like any treatment, Shockwave Therapy has potential side effects, which can be discussed in more detail at the consultation. The side effects are mostly mild. If you do experience any side effects, the majority will appear 1- 2 days following treatment.

Some common side effects include;

  • Localised Redness
  • Mild Swelling
  • Mild Pain
  • Possible Bruising
  • Red spots

How effective is Shockwave Therapy?

The effectiveness of shockwave therapy can vary depending on the individual patient and the specific condition being treated. While some patients experience significant pain relief and improvement in function, others may not respond as well. It is often used in conjunction with other treatments such as physical therapy or anti-inflammatory medications for best results.

Overall, Shockwave Therapy offers a non-invasive option for treating certain musculoskeletal conditions, particularly those that have not responded to other conservative treatments. However, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if Shockwave Therapy is appropriate for your specific condition and medical history. Contact Galleria Podiatry by phone or book your consultation online.

Is Shockwave Therapy appropriate for me?

There are times in which Shockwave Therapy may not be appropriate, with the reasons listed below. If you do have any further questions please give us a call

  • Pregnancy
  • Haemophilia or other coagulation disorders
  • Acute inflammation
  • Diabetes
  • Corticosteroid injections – please wait a minimum of 6 weeks before commencing Shockwave Therapy
  • Malignancy

How painful is shockwave?

Shockwave therapy can be uncomfortable, but it is usually not very painful. The level of discomfort experienced during the treatment can vary from person to person. Some individuals might feel mild discomfort or pressure at the treatment site, particularly during the application of the shockwaves. However, the intensity of discomfort is generally manageable, and most patients tolerate the procedure well. Furthermore, the discomfort usually subsides quickly. It’s crucial to communicate any discomfort or pain you experience during the treatment with your healthcare provider, who can adjust the settings or technique to ensure your comfort. Overall, while shockwave therapy may cause some discomfort during the procedure, many patients find that the potential benefits of the treatment outweigh any temporary discomfort.

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    Where to from here?

    If you are suffering plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, nerve impingement, ankle pain, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, or any other lower limb soft tissue injury, then take advantage of our Gap-Free* Lower Limb Assessment for patients in Perth.

    You can find more find out more about Shockwave Therapy – Perth and if it’s suitable for your particular situation by calling (08) 9275 9006 or visit our clinic.