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Posted by Pete R on 4/15/02 at 06:18 (079681)

Is ESWT suitable if your pain is not just in the area where the Fascia connects to the heel. I get most discomfort at the front of the heel pad and on the medial side, rather than just at the point of connection.

Will the shockwaves be still aimed at the connection point ?

How can a pod find the exact point for ESWT if the heel is not generally painful to the touch ?

Other than probing around for the painful area, are there any other investigations a pod can undertake to find the exact point of the problem to ensure the treatment is successful ?

Thanks

Re: ESWT

Ed Davis, DPM on 4/15/02 at 15:03 (079719)

Different machines have different protocols. The Ossatron would be applied to a fairly large area, including the area which is painful. The
Sonocur is applied without anesthesia and the treatment head is moved around until the most painful area is found. The addition of a diagnostic ultrasound unit allows the area of pathology to be pinpointed.

Has your diagnosis been confirmed as plantar fasciitis?
Ed

Re: ESWT

Ed Davis, DPM on 4/15/02 at 15:03 (079719)

Different machines have different protocols. The Ossatron would be applied to a fairly large area, including the area which is painful. The
Sonocur is applied without anesthesia and the treatment head is moved around until the most painful area is found. The addition of a diagnostic ultrasound unit allows the area of pathology to be pinpointed.

Has your diagnosis been confirmed as plantar fasciitis?
Ed