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Shall i do it again ..and what different

Posted by Denise B on 2/18/01 at 23:41 (039368)

Well two months hae almost passed and it is time to reconsider doing the ESWT..again,,,,My pain is in the back of my heel ..not the bottom...alitle to the right side of my right heel....Shall I have Dr.Weil Jr. do it again(by the way I truly like him as a specialist, he is an excellent doctor!) What should I do differently after ...Not walk ? Wear Higher shoes...Not go barefoot??? somebody help me..I have been taking Voltaren since the first ESWT and it helps a tiny bit..but the procedure really gave no relief. but I am quite willing to try again....Please any info will be helpful,,,Thanks to all of you that support this board..it really helps.DeniseB..chicago

Re: Shall i do it again ..and what different

Dr. Zuckerman on 2/18/01 at 23:50 (039370)

Give it a try . Multiple treatment are beneficial to your condition.

Re: Shall i do it again ..and what different

Dr. Marlene Reid on 2/21/01 at 00:28 (039523)

I would discuss why your doc feels the first treatment did not help before committing to a second treatment. For achilles tendonitis, i would evaluate if there if a contracture or shortening of the achilles tendon before treating, because it very well may have an influence on treatment outcome.

Re: Shall i do it again ..and what different

Dr. Zuckerman on 2/18/01 at 23:50 (039370)

Give it a try . Multiple treatment are beneficial to your condition.

Re: Shall i do it again ..and what different

Dr. Marlene Reid on 2/21/01 at 00:28 (039523)

I would discuss why your doc feels the first treatment did not help before committing to a second treatment. For achilles tendonitis, i would evaluate if there if a contracture or shortening of the achilles tendon before treating, because it very well may have an influence on treatment outcome.