Dorset Shockwave Clinic is run by Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons working at the Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester. We can help your chronic pain – Find Out How

dolorcast-unitChronic pain is often caused by inflammation and calcification of tendons (tendonitis) and their attachments to bone (enthesiopathy). This can occur due to sports injuries, overuse and the natural effects of aging. Common conditions we can successfully treat include Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow (epicondylitis), shoulder pain (due to calcific tendonitis), hip pain (due to trochanteric bursitis), knee pain (due to patellar tendonitis), Achilles tendon pain (tendonitis), heel pain (plantar fasciitis/ Policemans heel). Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is performed by Orthopaedic Surgeons in outpatients. This avoids the need for painful injections, medication or surgery. It is effective for many musculoskeletal problems even if other therapies have proved ineffective. How It Works

The chronic problems that can be treated using this therapy are common in many types of sports including golf, tennis, cricket, squash, running, rugby, football, hockey and athletics. They are also common in water sports enthusiasts especially, windsurfers, kite surfers and water skiers. They can also be an occupational hazard in manual workers. Interestingly they also can also occur from minor repetitive trauma such as house work and using a computer mouse!


Shockwave therapy is now routinely used at the Olympic Games and most Premiership Rugby and Football teams.


Used extensively in many musculoskeletal problems in horses and dogs.


How it works

ESWT produces high energy shock waves and delivers them to the tissue via the surface of the skin, avoiding the need for needles or surgery...



Read our reports and survey results, plus NICE guidelines and the FDA approval documentation.


About Us

Learn more about Nicholas Fernandez and Nicholas Savva, the experienced Orthopaedic Surgeons at our clinic.