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ESWT after EPF?

Posted by Kim K. on 8/28/01 at 11:00 (058215)

Can a person have ESWT after having EPF. I am thinking that if I get EPF and it doesnt work that perhaps I could get ESWT when the prices come down or when my insurance carrier finally recognizes ESWT as something they are willing to pay for. At this time I am waiting for an answer from Humana PPO about ESWT, however I am not going to hold my breath.

Re: ESWT after EPF?

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/28/01 at 11:20 (058219)

Yes ESWT can be used with failed EPF in some cases. The failure of the EPF
must not be due to nerve damage. or other foot pain that can be caused
from the cutting of the plantar fascia. There is a risk with EPF's and or any other pf releases a lateral column ( outside of the foot) weakness
due to the inside support being losed or decreased.

So you should look at this as hey can alway do ESWT after failed EPF
You can always do EPF or any type of pf release after failed ESWT but not
the opposite is always true

Re: ESWT after EPF?

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/28/01 at 11:20 (058219)

Yes ESWT can be used with failed EPF in some cases. The failure of the EPF
must not be due to nerve damage. or other foot pain that can be caused
from the cutting of the plantar fascia. There is a risk with EPF's and or any other pf releases a lateral column ( outside of the foot) weakness
due to the inside support being losed or decreased.

So you should look at this as hey can alway do ESWT after failed EPF
You can always do EPF or any type of pf release after failed ESWT but not
the opposite is always true