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Discover Shockwave Therapy: Advanced Relief for Chronic Foot and Ankle Pain at Foot Foundation

At Foot Foundation, we are committed to offering state-of-the-art treatments to alleviate chronic foot and ankle pain and enhance mobility. In this blog post, we'll introduce you to shockwave therapy, an innovative solution that holds promise for individuals suffering from persistent pain in their feet and ankles. From plantar fasciitis to Achilles tendinopathy, we'll explore how shockwave therapy works, who may benefit from it, and why it could be the breakthrough treatment you've been seeking.

Understanding Shockwave Therapy: Shockwave therapy, also known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), is a non-invasive procedure that utilises high-energy acoustic waves to stimulate healing and tissue regeneration. By delivering targeted shockwaves to the affected area, shockwave therapy triggers the body's natural healing response, promoting blood flow, reducing inflammation, and accelerating tissue repair.

How Shockwave Therapy Works: During a shockwave therapy session, a specialised device administers focused shockwaves to the targeted region of the foot or ankle. These shockwaves create microtrauma within the tissues, prompting the release of growth factors and enhancing cellular regeneration. Additionally, shockwave therapy can help break down scar tissue, alleviate pain, and restore function in chronically affected areas.

Who Can Benefit from Shockwave Therapy: Shockwave therapy has demonstrated effectiveness in treating a variety of chronic foot and ankle conditions, including:

  1. Plantar Fasciitis: Shockwave therapy offers relief from stubborn heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis by stimulating tissue healing and reducing inflammation.

  2. Achilles Tendinopathy: Individuals suffering from Achilles tendonitis can experience improved mobility and reduced pain through shockwave therapy's regenerative effects on the tendon.

  3. Other Tendinopathies: Various forms of tendinopathy, such as peroneal tendinopathy or posterior tibial tendinopathy, may respond positively to shockwave therapy, promoting tendon healing and pain reduction.

  4. Neuromas: Shockwave therapy can alleviate discomfort caused by neuromas by reducing nerve inflammation and promoting tissue repair in the affected area.


If you're struggling with chronic foot or ankle pain, shockwave therapy may offer the relief you've been seeking. At Foot Foundation, our skilled podiatrists and physiotherapists specialise in providing comprehensive care and cutting-edge treatments to address your unique needs. Whether you're dealing with plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, or another chronic foot condition, we're here to help you regain comfort and mobility. Schedule a consultation with us today to learn more about shockwave therapy and how it can benefit you on your journey to improved foot health.