Hurst Podiatry Blog

Is shockwave therapy painful?

It can be, as people experience pain differently and have different tolerance levels for pain.

When we use the shockwave unit, it has a “ramp” setting, so it gets progressively stronger as the treatment goes on. This allows the body to adjust to the treatment and to moderate pain.

If it is too painful, we can also adjust the shockwave machine to suit your tolerance and aim for a manageable level of pain.

However, a certain amount of intensity is important to achieve clinical results.

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