MSK Sports Injury Clinic now offers the clinically proven Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) treatment to our patients. Shockwave Therapy is no longer the preserve of the sporting elite! It has become widely accepted in clinical practice for the treatment of chronic soft tissue injuries. With a clinically proven success rate of between 70-80%, this treatment is very much in demand and is used by high profile professional sports team such as Newcastle United Football Club.

What is Shockwave Therapy?

Radial Shockwave therapy sends high-energy short pulses into the chronically injured tissue causing a micro trauma, which increases blood flow, has an analgesic effect and stimulates the process of tissue repair by causing an inflammatory response. This facilitates injury rehabilitation by relieving pain, increasing mobility and accelerating the healing process through natural mechanisms along with remodeling damaged and dysfunctional tissue.

Many studies exist on the efficacy of Shockwave Therapy that have been reviewed and accepted by NICE (UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence)

Here at MSK Sports Injury Clinic we use the industry leading VENN Healthcare.

Is Shockwave Therapy Clinically Proven?

Absolutely! Shockwave Therapy is clinically proven and covered by most private health insurers. It is also recognised by the top orthopaedic hospitals in the UK and used by high profile professional sports bodies such as the English Institute of Sport, UK Athletics, Welsh Rugby Union and many Premiere League football clubs.

Shockwave Therapy has a clinically proven success rate of between 70-80%.

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Our booking process is so simple! To book your Shockwave Therapy in Newcastle, click the book now button, select a date, select a time and then confirm! You will receive a booking confirmation email along with a email and text message reminder 24 hours prior to your appointment. Let us do the work.

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Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

Fast and effective pain relief

Accelerates tissue repair and mobility restoration

Speeds up recovery from chronic pain

Release of trigger points

Non-surgical and non-invasive

No need for medication

Significant benefits continue for 6 weeks after

No risk of infection

What Conditions We Treat?

  • Piriformis Syndrome – hip pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndromes – Trigger Points
  • Plantar fasciitis/heel spurs – heel and mid foot pain
  • Achilles tendinopathy – Achilles heel pain
  • Greater trochanteric pain syndrome – hip pain
  • Tennis and golfers elbow – elbow pain
  • Shoulder tendinitis and impingement – shoulder pain
  • Rotator cuff calcifications or frozen shoulder – shoulder pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome – hand and wrist pain
  • Jumpers knee – knee pain
  • Hamstring tendinopathy – hamstring pain
  • Medial tibial stress syndrome – lower leg pain


What To Expect During Your Treatment

For optimum results, clinical experts recommend 3 to 5 treatments of Shockwave Therapy, each session being completed 3-10 days apart. There is no need for any anesthesia but some slight discomfort may be experienced during the treatment which is completely normal. It only lasts a few minutes and then you will feel the benefit of pain relief immediately afterwards. We'll also provide you with a bespoke rehabilitation exercise plan to follow at home during the course of the treatment, in order for the injured tissue to repair, regenerate and strengthen. Any heavy activity using the effected limb should be avoided for 48 hours following each treatment session.

You may also experience some of the following:


  • Local skin redness
  • Numbness
  • Mild discomfort
  • Swelling
  • Headaches following upper limb treatment

Shockwave Therapy FAQs

The Shockwave Therapy procedure is roughly about 15 min longs. The total time during the appointment will be 30 minutes as the therapist will need to warm up the area with his massage techniques before applying the Shockwave Therapy machine to the damaged area.

Yes, It has The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance for a large number of indications and is used within the NHS. Shockwave Therapy performed by qualified therapist is largely risk-free

Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive procedure. There may be a slight feeling of discomfort during the treatment, depending on the level of pain the patient is already experiencing in the area. However, since the treatment lasts only about 15 minutes, most patients are able to tolerate this discomfort. Additionally, the intensity of the treatment can be adjusted throughout the session. Due to its analgesic effects of Shockwave Therapy many patients report immediate pain relief following their treatment.

No, although it is called Shockwave Therapy, it is not electric shocks. The Shockwave Therapy machine passes short, intense sound waves that travel faster than the speed of sound into affected tissues. So it is actually sound waves and not electric shocks.

Shockwaves are high-energy, audible sound waves. Shockwaves have been used in medicine since 1980, among other conditions, including the disintegration of kidney stones. In rehabilitation therapy, shockwaves are channeled to the area to accelerate healing.

Shockwave Therapy involves passing short, intense sound waves into damaged tissues, which increases blood flow, has an analgesic effect and stimulates the repair and regeneration process. The treatment puts the cells into repair mode and allows your body to restart its own accelerated healing process.

Like all our treatments, It is recommended that patients refrain from physical activity, especially one that would involve the treated region, for about 48 hours following each treatment session.

Most patients will experience an immediate pain relief following the treatment. However, within 2–4 hours after the treatment, they may experience some soreness in the treated area. This soreness has been reported as tolerable and not limiting. Over the next 24/48hrs after your treatment you body may feel some slight discomfort as your therapist may have made some physiological changes during your treatment. We advise after your treatment to keep your self hydrated to aid with the healing process and follow your structured plan.

Shockwave Therapy purposefully creates an natural inflammatory response in injured soft tissue, so you may also experience mild discomfort following treatment. Patients should not apply ice or take anti-inflammatories after shockwave treatment, as this inflammatory healing response shouldn't be reduced.

Why Choose Us

Registered Therapists
Fully Qualified Staff
100+ 5 star reviews
Personalised Plans

Shockwave Therapy Prices

Treatment30 min60 min
Shockwave Therapy£45.00N/A

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