1. Achilles tendinopathy

This is a condition that causes pain, stiffness and swelling of the Achilles tendon (where your calf muscles attach to the heel). It is thought to be caused by microtrauma or repeated small injuries to the Achilles tendon. The theory is that the Achilles tendon does not heal completely after each injury and over time, Achilles tendinopathy may develop.

2. Plantar fasciitis

This is the most common form of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a ligamentous band of tissue that connects the heel to your toes and it supports the arch of the foot. Strain on the plantar fascia can cause it to become weak, swollen or inflamed. This causes heel and sole of foot pain when standing or walking particularly.

3. Shin splints

This condition is also known as medial tibial stress syndrome. It is characterised by pain in the general area of the shin between the knee and ankle. It is very common in runners and athletes and can be particularly difficult to treat. Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive, painless treatment modality. It is specifically for tendon and soft tissue injuries and has been proven to be an extremely effective treatment for a range of conditions. Shockwave stimulates blood flow and healing of tissues at a cellular level. It effectively resets the healing process and helps your body to clear itself of inflammation and injury.