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Least Expensive ESWT revisited

Posted by Scott R on 9/06/01 at 20:12 (059305)

OK, here are the cheapest places I have so far, as they are currently appearing on the ESWT page. HealthTronics decided not to advertise, so there's no loss in income for heelspurs.com to convince people to leave the country to escape the FDA regulations. I'll start an 'inexpensive ESWT database' to keep track of this.



Re: Least Expensive ESWT revisited

Marina B. on 9/07/01 at 02:48 (059333)

Storz Minilith power range: 0.003 - 0.5 mJ/mm2;
Piezoson 100 (piezoelectric- Wolf) power range: 0.05 - 1.48 mJ/mm2.
Both are low - to high power devices. We always adopt low power treatment (anyway, starting from extremely low power and increasing gradually to low to medium energy, i.e., from 0.003 to 0.07-0.09 to treat soft tissues as well as PF): our results are extremely good and patients NEVER need anaesthesia or analgesia and NEVER complain significant shooting pain.
It is still not fully understood why low power treatment works as well as high power but indeed it works!
This point has been deeply discussed at the recent Meeting of German/Swiss/Austrian ESWT Societies (Mainz, march 2001) and at the Congress of ISMST (Berlin, june 2001): no definite conclusions have been drawn ant the point is destined to raise debates and disputes in the future.
Every comment on this topic will enrich ESWT people's mind with knowledge.
Marina

Re: Least Expensive ESWT revisited

john h on 9/07/01 at 12:30 (059386)

marina b: i find your post most interesting and hope to see more like it.

Re: Least Expensive ESWT revisited

marina b. on 9/10/01 at 01:29 (059687)

john h: if you have any technical question, please do not hesitate to e-mail. With best regards. Marina

Re: Least Expensive ESWT revisited

Dorron Shapow on 9/10/01 at 18:39 (059776)

Hi scott and everyone else, just a little note our treatment using the ORBASONE is two thousand this includes three treatments plus a one year guarentee if the symptoms return we will provide the patient a complimentry session...

Re: Hello Marina B

john h on 9/11/01 at 09:54 (059855)

please send me your email address to john1932@swbell.net . i do have some questions.

Re: Least Expensive ESWT revisited

Errol H on 9/12/01 at 16:32 (060007)

Scott: Could you give us a few more details about these inexpensive ESWT places? The website for the first one is in Italian, and the second one appears to be in England, but their website says nothing about ESWT. Thanks, Errol H.

Re: Least Expensive ESWT revisited

Dan L on 9/13/01 at 07:51 (060103)

BayShore in Toronto (actually Markham) charges $900US for total of 3 treatments with Sonocur for one foot. I have just completed treatment on both feet (3 ESWT treatments per foot) for total of $900US. Results for me? Well, feet feel a little better but too soon to give you an accurate assessment. Takes 6 to 8 weeks after Sonocur (ESWT) to know final results from treatment.

Re: Least Expensive ESWT- CORRECTION!!!

Dan L on 9/13/01 at 07:53 (060105)

I meant to say $600US one foot. $900US for both feet. (Totals for 3 ESWT treatments)

Re: Least Expensive ESWT- CORRECTION!!!

PeterA on 9/14/01 at 12:03 (060319)

Hi Dan,

Can you give us a ballpark figure as to what the total cost might be including the $900.00 ESWT session, car rental, hotel, airfare etc..etc.

Thanks in advance,

Re: Least Expensive ESWT revisited

Marina B. on 9/18/01 at 14:45 (060870)

What kind of information do you need about ESWT? This web site (heelspurs.com and related links) supplies most complete information on ESWT.
If you need some peculiar information about our ESWT devices (Storz Minilith and/or Wolf Piezoson), do not hesitate to contact me.
Marina B.

Re: Least Expensive ESWT- CORRECTION!!!

Dan L on 9/19/01 at 19:44 (061010)

Your question is answered above. Thanks & best wishes.

Re: Least Expensive ESWT revisited

john h on 9/23/01 at 14:26 (061338)

marina: i have enough questions to fill a book. thank you.

Re: Least Expensive ESWT revisited

MimiJ on 10/11/01 at 13:04 (062744)

Just spoke to them yesterday and am seriously considering a trip. I was quoted $250 per treatment and most people need 2 or 3 per foot. They recommended a 7-10 stay. How long were you there? Would you recommend staying in Markham or in Toronto?

Re: Least Expensive ESWT revisited

Marina B. on 9/07/01 at 02:48 (059333)

Storz Minilith power range: 0.003 - 0.5 mJ/mm2;
Piezoson 100 (piezoelectric- Wolf) power range: 0.05 - 1.48 mJ/mm2.
Both are low - to high power devices. We always adopt low power treatment (anyway, starting from extremely low power and increasing gradually to low to medium energy, i.e., from 0.003 to 0.07-0.09 to treat soft tissues as well as PF): our results are extremely good and patients NEVER need anaesthesia or analgesia and NEVER complain significant shooting pain.
It is still not fully understood why low power treatment works as well as high power but indeed it works!
This point has been deeply discussed at the recent Meeting of German/Swiss/Austrian ESWT Societies (Mainz, march 2001) and at the Congress of ISMST (Berlin, june 2001): no definite conclusions have been drawn ant the point is destined to raise debates and disputes in the future.
Every comment on this topic will enrich ESWT people's mind with knowledge.
Marina

Re: Least Expensive ESWT revisited

john h on 9/07/01 at 12:30 (059386)

marina b: i find your post most interesting and hope to see more like it.

Re: Least Expensive ESWT revisited

marina b. on 9/10/01 at 01:29 (059687)

john h: if you have any technical question, please do not hesitate to e-mail. With best regards. Marina

Re: Least Expensive ESWT revisited

Dorron Shapow on 9/10/01 at 18:39 (059776)

Hi scott and everyone else, just a little note our treatment using the ORBASONE is two thousand this includes three treatments plus a one year guarentee if the symptoms return we will provide the patient a complimentry session...

Re: Hello Marina B

john h on 9/11/01 at 09:54 (059855)

please send me your email address to john1932@swbell.net . i do have some questions.

Re: Least Expensive ESWT revisited

Errol H on 9/12/01 at 16:32 (060007)

Scott: Could you give us a few more details about these inexpensive ESWT places? The website for the first one is in Italian, and the second one appears to be in England, but their website says nothing about ESWT. Thanks, Errol H.

Re: Least Expensive ESWT revisited

Dan L on 9/13/01 at 07:51 (060103)

BayShore in Toronto (actually Markham) charges $900US for total of 3 treatments with Sonocur for one foot. I have just completed treatment on both feet (3 ESWT treatments per foot) for total of $900US. Results for me? Well, feet feel a little better but too soon to give you an accurate assessment. Takes 6 to 8 weeks after Sonocur (ESWT) to know final results from treatment.

Re: Least Expensive ESWT- CORRECTION!!!

Dan L on 9/13/01 at 07:53 (060105)

I meant to say $600US one foot. $900US for both feet. (Totals for 3 ESWT treatments)

Re: Least Expensive ESWT- CORRECTION!!!

PeterA on 9/14/01 at 12:03 (060319)

Hi Dan,

Can you give us a ballpark figure as to what the total cost might be including the $900.00 ESWT session, car rental, hotel, airfare etc..etc.

Thanks in advance,

Re: Least Expensive ESWT revisited

Marina B. on 9/18/01 at 14:45 (060870)

What kind of information do you need about ESWT? This web site (heelspurs.com and related links) supplies most complete information on ESWT.
If you need some peculiar information about our ESWT devices (Storz Minilith and/or Wolf Piezoson), do not hesitate to contact me.
Marina B.

Re: Least Expensive ESWT- CORRECTION!!!

Dan L on 9/19/01 at 19:44 (061010)

Your question is answered above. Thanks & best wishes.

Re: Least Expensive ESWT revisited

john h on 9/23/01 at 14:26 (061338)

marina: i have enough questions to fill a book. thank you.

Re: Least Expensive ESWT revisited

MimiJ on 10/11/01 at 13:04 (062744)

Just spoke to them yesterday and am seriously considering a trip. I was quoted $250 per treatment and most people need 2 or 3 per foot. They recommended a 7-10 stay. How long were you there? Would you recommend staying in Markham or in Toronto?