Shockwave Therapy (RSWT/ESWT)

What is Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT/ESWT)?:

Shockwave Therapy is a multidisciplinary device used in Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. It mainly provides fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute to chronic pain. It is an effective treatment method that helps in chronic pain on shoulders, back, heel, knee and elbow. The beneficial effects are often seen after 1 to 3 sessions.

What are shockwaves?

Shockwaves are audible high-energy soundwaves. They occur in the atmosphere, for example during lightning strikes or when aeroplanes break through the sound barrier.
In the medical world, shockwaves have been employed since 1980s to disintegrate kidney stones. In modern pain therapy, shockwave energy is conducted from the place of its generation to painful body regions where it unfolds it healing capacities.

How does shockwave therapy works in your body?

Shockwaves accelerates the healing process by activating the body’s self-healing powers. They stimulate the metabolism and enhance the blood circulation. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and heals.

How is the RSWT performed?

Dr Siow will first localise the pain region by palpitation and mark the area of the pain. Gel is then applied to the treatment area to allow shockwaves to be introduced into the body. After these preparations, Dr Siow will start the treatment; shockwaves are released form the applicator and moved over the pain region in circular motion.

How long is one session of Shockwave Therapy?

One session takes about 10-15 minutes depending on your disorder or grade of your condition.

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Shockwave therapy

Commonly treated conditions:

  • Pain in the neck, shoulder, back, hip, elbow, thigh and ankle.
  • Inflammation of Achilles or Patella tendon
  • Pain in the hamstrings
  • Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Jumper’s Knee
  • Plantar fasciitis

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Our doctor provide consultation, treatment and surgery for sports injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle.


  • Same-day admission
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • X-Ray, CT/MRI scan available


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