The Achilles tendon – Achilles Tendonitis – is the large tendon at the back of the ankle, which joins the heel bone to your calf muscles. It is a common source of pain for many individuals primarily when walking or running. It is also quite common to come about through repetitive strain, either via an increase in activity intensity or volume, or a biomechanical issue causing abnormal strain in the tendon. Shockwave therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for Achilles tendinosis, primarily through breaking scar tissue that has formed in the tendon, as well as increasing blood flow to the area though the stimulation of new blood vessel formation. This allows the body to accelerate the healing process, thereby allowing faster recovery and return to activity than traditional treatment regimes. The latest study from the American Journal of Sports Medicine showed that 3 months after shockwave therapy, 83% of patients showed either complete or good recovery, compared to 39% of patients who underwent traditional treatment techniques. If you have any questions, please send us an email.