Shockwave therapy is carried out on an outpatient basis, so you’ll be able to get up and walk away straight after your treatment.
If you feel any discomfort after the treatment, you can take over-the-counter painkillers (such as paracetamol) but don’t take anti-inflammatory medication (such as ibuprofen) or ice therapy, as these can interfere with your body’s healing process in response to the shockwave therapy.
You’ll be able to return to most of your usual activities straight away and can return to work immediately. However, we'd advise you not to undertake any strenuous activity or high-impact exercise for 48 hours following the treatment. It’s also important that you continue with the exercises provided by your Physiotherapist.