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Old 04-02-2009, 02:50 PM   #1
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ESWTherapy for PTTD?

Hi,
I'm getting ready for my Post-Op appointment tomorrow (I have a list of 40 questions to ask my surgeon). I'm wondering if anyone has heard of Extra-Corporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) in treatment for "stage 1 and 2" of PTTD? ESWT produces soundwaves to stimulate healing at the cellular level of the tendons and ligaments where they attach to the bone. That is all I know about it....I'm wondering if anyone has any more knowlege on this therapy?

Thanks.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:15 AM   #2
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Re: ESWTherapy for PTTD?

After 6 years of plantar fasciitis and after exhausting all conservative treatments, I had ESWT in mid November. Unfortunately, I had a severe inflammatory reaction from the procedure and ended up in worse pain for nearly 4 months. Most people do not experience this. I have heard success stories as well as failure stories regarding ESWT.

Whether or not the ESWT has improved my condition I don't yet know because I had a cortisone injection prior to going on vacation in February.

The procedure itself was painless with a nerve block.

Good luck with your decision,

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