Shockwave therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non invasive, non surgical, drug free procedure for the treatment of chronic (long term) tendon pain.



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What is it for?

Treatment for chronic tendon pain

Treatment overview

ESWT has two main modes of action that help with chronic tendon pain.

First the shockwaves work to desensitise the nerve endings, which will often reduce some pain immediately. 

Secondly, the treatment initiates a pro-inflammatory reaction within the body, increasing blood circulation and metabolism, which "re-boots" the tendons failed healing response.

Shockwave is more effective with a specific rehabilitation protocol relevant to your current injury.

The physiotherapy team at the clinic will assess and treat any biomechanical issues such as posture, alignment, gait, running style, and muscle length and strength issues, which may have contributed to your tendon problem.

This will improve your likelihood of a full recovery.

If you have been suffering with a chronic tendon injury and previous treatment has failed to resolve it, then contact the physiotherapy department for more information on ESWT and how we can help you.

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Why choose The London Clinic

Excellence in one place

We operate as teams of experts with world-class resources dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of medical care. You are surrounded by the latest treatments and advice with everything you need to get back to your best health.

Personal care, every time

Exceptional patient care is a way of life for us. Our nurses, clinicians and support teams are dedicated to the care of a very small number of patients, so have more time for you. They’ll be with you every step of the way, tailoring your care around you and giving the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing you’re in the best hands.

Effortlessly simple

We work together as one to guide you through each step of your experience, with complexities unravelled and answers readily to hand. Your personal treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.

What's included in your package?

Choosing The London Clinic means your treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.


Your treatment package will include:

  • Enhanced pre-admission assessment
  • Your treatment with our complete care team at your fingertips
  • Personalised aftercare and follow-up

We want you to be in control of your health. That’s why we also offer optional services such as comprehensive recovery packages and extra touches for you to choose from during your stay with us.

How to pay

  • You can use private medical insurance (PMI) to access this treatment. We work with all major PMI providers in the UK and many internationally
  • You can pay for yourself (self-pay)
  • If you’re paying for yourself, we have finance options available with Chrysalis


The safety of ESWT has been proven following extensive clinical use and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has written full guidance on its use.

ESWT is effective at treating chronic tendon problems and the associated pain, even when other conventional treatments have failed.

Specific conditions are as follows:

  • Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
  • Hamstring  tendinopathy
  • Patella  tendinopathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles  tendinopathy

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