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4 weeks post eswt tx

Posted by Rina on 10/05/00 at 01:04 (029817)

On Sept. 7th I had my first eswt tx. My heel felt great the first 2 weeks following tx. I now, 4 weeks later, have a slight tenderness in the site that was treated as well as a tingling sensation when I rub my finger over the site. There seems to also be a definite hardness to this area when I palpate it. Can you explain this? My activity level is pretty low. I have not returned to any form of exercise yet. I am a dental hygienist and practice sit down dentistry so I am not on my feet much at work. My foot does feel better than before tx, however the tingling and hardening that I feel when I touch the site does concern me. Any answers as to why I would be feeling this?

Re: 4 weeks post eswt tx

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/05/00 at 20:49 (029898)

This is healing. I find that additinal healing takes placed between weesk six thru twelve. Now if you are having a lot pain 2nd treatment is the way to go. So long as you are doing better and better . The second treatment can wait. What is your stretching program like. I use the Personal Foot Trainers. They could make the difference for you.

Re: personal foot trainers

Rina on 10/05/00 at 22:02 (029906)

Thank you for the recommendation of the PFT's. I will look into purchasing them right away. I am a very big believer in stretching. Even prior to having pf, I always made sure I allowed myself time to stretch out well before and following working out.....another reason I was so surprised to be hit with pf. Could it possibly be the direct result of aerobics and step aerobics that I did more than 3 years ago before switching to low impact workouts? For at least 3-4 years I have been doing only low impact workouts consisting of brisk or fast walking outside as well as on indoor track and on treadmill alternating with the stationary bike/spin class and pilates(but only up until last October, when foot first started up again. I also gained about 20lbs. over the last 3-4 years as well pushing me up to about 145 standing 5'4'tall. How much is weight a factor? There are so many overweight people who are not pf sufferers. I continue to appreciate this site and so happy I found it. One can never learn too much. Thank you again for your valuable advice, suggestions and for taking the time to help all us pf sufferers.

Re: personal foot trainers

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/07/00 at 18:36 (030009)

The function of the pf is shock absorption and yes pf is caused by high and some times low aerobic excerise. Weight is a factor but aerobic impact is much greater a source of pf pain

Re: 4 weeks post eswt tx

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/05/00 at 20:49 (029898)

This is healing. I find that additinal healing takes placed between weesk six thru twelve. Now if you are having a lot pain 2nd treatment is the way to go. So long as you are doing better and better . The second treatment can wait. What is your stretching program like. I use the Personal Foot Trainers. They could make the difference for you.

Re: personal foot trainers

Rina on 10/05/00 at 22:02 (029906)

Thank you for the recommendation of the PFT's. I will look into purchasing them right away. I am a very big believer in stretching. Even prior to having pf, I always made sure I allowed myself time to stretch out well before and following working out.....another reason I was so surprised to be hit with pf. Could it possibly be the direct result of aerobics and step aerobics that I did more than 3 years ago before switching to low impact workouts? For at least 3-4 years I have been doing only low impact workouts consisting of brisk or fast walking outside as well as on indoor track and on treadmill alternating with the stationary bike/spin class and pilates(but only up until last October, when foot first started up again. I also gained about 20lbs. over the last 3-4 years as well pushing me up to about 145 standing 5'4'tall. How much is weight a factor? There are so many overweight people who are not pf sufferers. I continue to appreciate this site and so happy I found it. One can never learn too much. Thank you again for your valuable advice, suggestions and for taking the time to help all us pf sufferers.

Re: personal foot trainers

Dr. Zuckerman on 10/07/00 at 18:36 (030009)

The function of the pf is shock absorption and yes pf is caused by high and some times low aerobic excerise. Weight is a factor but aerobic impact is much greater a source of pf pain