New shock wave treatment is now available at the London bridge hospital

The London Foot and Ankle Centre (LFAC) is proud to announce that Shock Wave Treatment is now available at The London Bridge Hospital.
 

Martin-KlinkeMr Klinke is the full time senior Orthopaedic Surgeon at the LFAC Clinic at the London Bridge Hospital, where he treats patients for all foot and ankle problems.

Due to the increasing evidence of the benefit from shock wave treatment Mr. Klinke now uses the newest type of shock wave machine available to treat persistent Achilles tendon problems and plantar fasciitis.

Shock wave treatment is a gentle non-surgical method of eliminating pain arising from the heel area caused by the Achilles tendon or the plantar fascia. It is estimated that around 10% of the population will suffer from heel pain at some stage of their life as it is the most common foot and ankle problem in the UK.

LFAC shock waveIt is understood that shockwave therapy works in two ways:

  • Shockwaves cause micro damage to tissue in the affected area and in so doing, stimulate healing. Nature gets a second chance.
  • The treatment has a direct effect on the nerve endings which make them less sensitive and therefore less likely to transmit pain.

Mr. Klinke performs the whole spectrum of reconstructive foot and ankle surgery and has a particular interest in hind foot pathologies, ankle replacement, sports injuries and forefoot disorders. This also includes ankle arthroscopy (‘keyhole’ surgery), minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair, minimal invasive forefoot surgery and operative reconstruction of foot deformities. Due to his training in Sports Medicine he also treats athletes suffering from acute injuries or overuse syndromes. Mr. Klinke is fluent in German and French.

Mr. Martin Klinke would be pleased to visit GP Surgeries and Physiotherapist Centres, to introduce this new therapy and the benefits that it can offer patients. Please call LFAC at The London Bridge Hospital on 0207 403 4162 to make an appointment for a presentation meeting.