Bone Marrow Oedema

Caused by an excess of fluid building up within bone marrow, bone marrow oedema (sometimes referred to as ‘Bone Bruising’) is a painful and often debilitating condition known for its long healing times. Traditionally, CAM walkers (moon boots) and footwear modification, along with rest, were the  primary methods of slowly reducing this fluid build up. Today, papers published in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research have proved that Radial Shockwave Therapy is a clinically proven way of reducing both the symptoms and the amount of bone marrow oedema present1,2. Contact us today to arrange Radial Shockwave Therapy to reduce your pain.  

  1. Zhao et al
  2. Rompe et al

At the base of this patient’s heel bone, bone marrow oedema is seen on MRI as a slightly lighter patch.

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