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ESWT question

Posted by D.Thomas on 7/24/01 at 16:11 (054148)

My understanding is that ESWT is only for people who have pain in their heel. Is this correct? I would not be a good canidate with the pain being in the band of the fascia on the medial side (Arches) of both feet.

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Dr. Zuckerman on 7/24/01 at 22:33 (054190)

It is for chronic, insertional plantar fasciitis and or heel spur syndrome

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Dr. Marlene Reid on 7/25/01 at 00:01 (054208)

That is exactly what it is for! You need to have had pain for longer then 6 months and have failed other treatments.

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D.Thomas on 7/25/01 at 09:53 (054267)

Umm. Am I a yes or a no? I never heard of insertional PF before.

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Carl on 7/25/01 at 10:57 (054275)

Mine is in both heels in a spot on the bottom about a 1/2 inch from the back of my heels. It is a dull deep pain that hurts only when weight bearing and hurts more the longer I stand. Does this make me a candidate for ESWT?

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Dr. Zuckerman on 7/25/01 at 20:04 (054302)

Go to the picture on the plantar fascia data base and give me the number that you feel the pain is coming from

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Julie on 7/26/01 at 01:34 (054336)

D Thomas, by 'insertional pf' I think Dr Z means the 'classic' plantar fasciitis, of which the key symptom is acute pain at the point where the fascia inserts into the heelbone. You can see where it is on the picture on the home page.

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Dr. Zuckerman on 7/26/01 at 11:58 (054374)

Yes

The pain in at the level of the heel bone . This is in the 6 or 7 position on the diagram located on the plantar fascia data base picture

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Carl on 7/30/01 at 12:01 (054809)

What is done after ESWT treatment? Ice? Heat? Stretching? What kind of stretching? Also, how long after the ESWT is done should I expect some improvement?

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Dr. Zuckerman on 7/30/01 at 15:10 (054834)

Improvement with ESWT can be immediate,within a week or sometimes it takes up to twelve weeks for the sounds waves to heal the injured area. Stretching, no bare feet are very important in the post ESWT healing period. Stretching should be non-weight bearing or you can do the classic wall stretches.

Re: ESWT question

Dr. Zuckerman on 7/24/01 at 22:33 (054190)

It is for chronic, insertional plantar fasciitis and or heel spur syndrome

Re: ESWT question

Dr. Marlene Reid on 7/25/01 at 00:01 (054208)

That is exactly what it is for! You need to have had pain for longer then 6 months and have failed other treatments.

Re: ESWT question

D.Thomas on 7/25/01 at 09:53 (054267)

Umm. Am I a yes or a no? I never heard of insertional PF before.

Re: ESWT question

Carl on 7/25/01 at 10:57 (054275)

Mine is in both heels in a spot on the bottom about a 1/2 inch from the back of my heels. It is a dull deep pain that hurts only when weight bearing and hurts more the longer I stand. Does this make me a candidate for ESWT?

Re: ESWT question

Dr. Zuckerman on 7/25/01 at 20:04 (054302)

Go to the picture on the plantar fascia data base and give me the number that you feel the pain is coming from

Re: ESWT question

Julie on 7/26/01 at 01:34 (054336)

D Thomas, by 'insertional pf' I think Dr Z means the 'classic' plantar fasciitis, of which the key symptom is acute pain at the point where the fascia inserts into the heelbone. You can see where it is on the picture on the home page.

Re: ESWT question

Dr. Zuckerman on 7/26/01 at 11:58 (054374)

Yes

The pain in at the level of the heel bone . This is in the 6 or 7 position on the diagram located on the plantar fascia data base picture

Re: ESWT question

Carl on 7/30/01 at 12:01 (054809)

What is done after ESWT treatment? Ice? Heat? Stretching? What kind of stretching? Also, how long after the ESWT is done should I expect some improvement?

Re: ESWT question

Dr. Zuckerman on 7/30/01 at 15:10 (054834)

Improvement with ESWT can be immediate,within a week or sometimes it takes up to twelve weeks for the sounds waves to heal the injured area. Stretching, no bare feet are very important in the post ESWT healing period. Stretching should be non-weight bearing or you can do the classic wall stretches.