Why Take The Risk?Posted by Duane E on 12/15/99 at 00:00 (013789)
Why take the risk and discomfort of casting? Casting made me much worse. When the cast is removed, you will have lost muscle mass, which can aggravate or precipitate other problems. The cast itself is no fun. Wearing a cast will change the way you walk and consequently the loading of your feet.
Everyone with plantar fasciitis who was treated with the OssaTron has shown improvement. No one has gotten worse. There is no muscle mass loss with ESWT.