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Heat & Post ESWT

Posted by mike T. on 6/03/02 at 18:35 (086183)

Dr. Zuckerman has suggested heat post ESWT. For how many weeks or months should I apply heat and for how long should each heat treatment be and how many times a day? I had the ESWT 3 weeks ago.

Re: 8 weeks of heat, probably a new record!

BrianG on 6/03/02 at 21:02 (086198)

Hi Mike,

I don't believe the instructions were that explicit. I have used heat 20 minutes, about 3 times a day, for the past 8 weeks (today!). Since I'm not working, it wasn't hard to accomplish. I'm just about ready to stop now. I'll go back to ice, if I should over do it at anytime. I am now ready for the healing to begin! please :*)

BrianG

Re: 8 weeks of heat, probably a new record!

BrianG on 6/03/02 at 21:02 (086198)

Hi Mike,

I don't believe the instructions were that explicit. I have used heat 20 minutes, about 3 times a day, for the past 8 weeks (today!). Since I'm not working, it wasn't hard to accomplish. I'm just about ready to stop now. I'll go back to ice, if I should over do it at anytime. I am now ready for the healing to begin! please :*)

BrianG