Most patients experience mild discomfort during treatment, but it is generally well tolerated. The initial discomfort typically fades as the area becomes desensitized as it is being treated. Your physiotherapist will adjust the intensity of stimulus depending on your comfort level, and can gradually ramp it up to minimise discomfort. Shockwave Therapy purposefully creates an inflammatory response in injured soft tissue, so you may also experience mild discomfort following treatment. This is normal. Patients should not apply ice or take anti-inflammatories after shockwave treatment, as this will impact the inflammatory healing response and thus reduce the effectiveness of the Shockwave treatment.