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ESWT for TTS?

Posted by jana on 9/19/01 at 11:23 (060939)

Can ESWT be helpful for TTS or only PF? If so, how many treatments to you expect are required for recovery?

Re: ESWT for TTS?

Dr. Zuckerman on 9/19/01 at 19:46 (061011)

ESWT can damage the nerve if the shock wave is placed directly over the post.tib nerve.. It is very effective for chronic pf and or heel spur pain
ESWT treatment may need one treatment, two or even three. This is my opinion even with very high ESWT such as the ossatron.

Re: Maybe someday?

Matt L. on 9/21/01 at 14:53 (061180)

Will a new generation of ESWT machines be developed that are more precise? This is needed for tts, particularly after surgeries that produce scar tissue that irritates the nerve. Presently, there are no good options.

Re: ESWT for TTS?

Dr. Zuckerman on 9/19/01 at 19:46 (061011)

ESWT can damage the nerve if the shock wave is placed directly over the post.tib nerve.. It is very effective for chronic pf and or heel spur pain
ESWT treatment may need one treatment, two or even three. This is my opinion even with very high ESWT such as the ossatron.

Re: Maybe someday?

Matt L. on 9/21/01 at 14:53 (061180)

Will a new generation of ESWT machines be developed that are more precise? This is needed for tts, particularly after surgeries that produce scar tissue that irritates the nerve. Presently, there are no good options.