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Mrs Dickie receiving shockwave therapy

New medical treatment is shocking patients and their pain

A 70-year-old woman says she “feels years younger” after undergoing a revolutionary course of medical treatment that is becoming more widely available in the UK and has been proven to be an effective alternative to invasive surgery.

Mrs Jean Dickie from Ayr in Scotland had suffered for three years with excruciating pain caused by Plantar Fasciitis (pain in the underside of the heel) and had almost given up hope of being able to find a cure.

However, she was referred to a Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon in Glasgow and was offered a course of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT).

ESWT is a relatively new treatment and has been proven to be an effective alternative to invasive surgery. It is becoming an increasingly popular treatment form and is currently available at 100 locations in the UK, 20% of which are NHS hospitals.

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