DOES THE PAIN RELIEF SOME EXPERIENCE LAST WITH ESWT?Posted by BARRY on 5/11/03 at 09:16 (118294)
SOME MEMBERS OF THIS MESSAGE BOARD HAVE HAD SUCCESS WITH ESWT AND MANY HAVE NOT. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT % DO HAVE SUCCESS AND OF THOSE, HOW LONG THE RELEIF HAS LASTED AND WHAT % HAVE HAD REOCCURANCE OF PAIN? I AM THINKING OF HAVING IT DONE SOON! THANK YOU. BARRY
Re: DOES THE PAIN RELIEF SOME EXPERIENCE LAST WITH ESWT?Dr. Z on 5/11/03 at 17:25 (118341)
Here is what I can tell you about this subject. ESWT is a repairing process with permanent cure possible We have many patients that are post-eswt times three years without any pain period. I believe if you go to the site for the international society for shockwave therapy there is a paper that addresses this very question
It is written by Dr. Odgen. I don't remember the percentage of re-occurence but it was low. So take a look at this site/paper The link is on the ESWT section of heelspurs.com.
Re: DOES THE PAIN RELIEF SOME EXPERIENCE LAST WITH ESWT?Ed Davis, DPM on 5/12/03 at 19:03 (118470)
The recurrence rate after ESWT is low but I would encourage one pay attention to any biomechanical causes of PF that may be unresolved to lessen the chance of recurrence.