Why should I consider shockwave therapy?

If you have been suffering from chronic pain caused by plantar fasciitis, other types of heel pain, or Achilles tendinitis for many weeks, or even months, it will have had a major impact on your daily life, exercise and sporting activities. You will have no doubt tried many different means of resolving your pain without success. Shockwave therapy is proven to be successful in the management of chronic pain due to these conditions.

Shockwave that is targeted on the injured tissues will increase blood flow in the area, stimulating cell regeneration and decrease pain.

All potential shockwave patients will need an initial assessment to explore their diagnosis and whether shockwave treatment is appropriate for them.

What is shockwave therapy?

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a procedure where low energy sound waves are administered to chronically injured tissues. In the foot, it is particularly useful in the management of plantar fasciitis, heel pain, and Achilles tendinitis. It is a treatment often recommended when other treatment options have been unsuccessful.

Each treatment takes around 10 minutes. A conductive gel is applied to the area to be treated, and shockwave therapy will then be delivered using a handheld probe.

During the treatment, you will hear tapping sounds as the pulses are emitted. It is usual to experience some discomfort whilst treating the painful areas, but adjustments can be made to keep this within the toleration of the patient.

What does shockwave cost?

Although pain may begin to improve following one treatment, a series of 3 treatments is recommended.

A package of three treatments is £180.

Treatments are also available at £65 per treatment, on a pay as you go basis.


Andrew Boyle Podiatry was founded in 1984. We have a Healthpoint practice in Formby, Ainsdale and Maghull. Shockwave treatment is based in the Ainsdale practice.

We offer a full range of podiatry treatments including shockwave, nail surgery, biomechanics, orthotics and of course routine care of the feet. More details of this can be found by clicking the link to our main site at the top of the page.

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