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Shockwave Therapy at
Romford and Ilford Family Chiropractic

Shockwave therapy on elbowAre you seeking an effective and non-invasive way to relieve your pain and address various musculoskeletal conditions? If yes, we offer a fantastic solution at Romford and Ilford Family Chiropractic: shockwave therapy, also known as extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT).

Shockwave therapy breaks up scar tissue and calcifications, increases blood flow, and stimulates the release of healing factors by creating a series of high-energy pressure sound waves.

Conditions It Can Address

This modality can yield favourable results for those with the following:

  • Tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Calcific tendinitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Bursitis
  • Muscle pain
  • Non-healing fractures

The Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy is effective in reducing pain and improving function in a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. It is a non-invasive treatment, so no incisions or stitches are required. It is also a relatively quick treatment, with most sessions lasting only 15-30 minutes. Shockwave therapy can yield the same results as 12 sports therapy sessions after 3-6 treatments! Plus, the benefits can last up to three months afterwards.

What to Expect

During your session, you will lie on a treatment table while a gel is applied to your skin over the injured area. Our therapists will then use a handheld device to deliver the shockwaves to the targeted area. While you may experience mild discomfort during the treatment, it is usually short-lived.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate?

If you have a musculoskeletal condition that has not responded to other treatments, you may be a candidate for shockwave therapy. Our chiropractors will assess your condition and determine if this treatment is right for you.

How many sessions will I need?

The number of shockwave therapy sessions you need will depend on the severity of your condition. Most people receive 3-6 treatments spaced one week apart.

What are the common side effects?

The common side effects include mild bruising, redness, and pain at the treatment site. These usually go away within a few days.

Can I resume my normal activities after shockwave therapy?

Yes, you should be able to resume your normal activities immediately after your session.

Get Out of Pain & Back to What You Love

Don’t let musculoskeletal pain hold you back from enjoying life. Contact Romford and Ilford Family Chiropractic today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a pain-free life.


Shockwave Therapy Romford, Essex ESS | 0208 2521010