Question for Dr. Z and Dr. Ed and anyone who has had 2nd ESWTPosted by Molly H on 8/29/03 at 14:07 (128371)
Thank you both, for responding to my questions in the ESWT category. I am seriously considering a 2nd ESWT treatment for next week. However, if my left foot is 65-70% better than before my first ESWT, am I going to make it worse again (for a while) by having a second round of ESWT? Or will it speed the healing and get better from the current pain level I am at.
Re: Question for Dr. Z and Dr. Ed and anyone who has had 2nd ESWTEd Davis,DPM on 8/29/03 at 14:49 (128374)
A second round of ESWT is more likely to increase the level of releif.
Re: Question for Dr. Z and Dr. Ed and anyone who has had 2nd ESWTBrianG on 8/29/03 at 20:01 (128415)
I had two rounds of Dornier Epos, a year apart. Both were pretty much the same, as far as pain after the treatment. I could have worked, but was glad I had some time off.
Good luck, I hope it helps
Re: Question for Dr. Z and Dr. Ed and anyone who has had 2nd ESWTMolly H on 8/30/03 at 11:21 (128431)
Was your pain level the same between the treatments or did you improve after the first treatment? How are you doing now? How long ago did you have treatment?
Re: Question for Dr. Z and Dr. Ed and anyone who has had 2nd ESWTBrianG on 8/30/03 at 19:51 (128446)
I had my Dornier treatments in April '02' and May '03'. My heel pain was pretty severe before both treatments, as I've had progressivly worse PF for 9 to 10 years now. Unfortunatly I wasn't helped, but I still believe the treatment is a much better option than surgery.
Re: Brian...Suzanne D on 8/31/03 at 07:38 (128454)
Brian, I had been wondering if your second round this spring helped. I'm truly sorry that it hasn't.
But I see that you are still seeking other avenues of help (like the hypnosis you wrote about on the social board) in your determined and methodical way. I applaud you for not giving up and for keeping on looking for something to help, all the while encouraging and informing others.
Someday I hope to read that you have found something that really made a difference! You deserve it.
Re: Brian...BrianG on 8/31/03 at 21:38 (128475)
Hi Suzanne, it took me years to finally accept the fact I 'only had PF'. I hurt so bad I thought it had to be something terminal!! Once I had every test I thought could rule something else out, it was time to live with the PF, but certainly not stopping my search for a cure. I'm quite sure I'll be seeing the Mad Russian, as $65 is pocket change after what I've spent for relief, that never came. I think I may be second only to JohnH, in what I've tried so far, hahahahaaaaaa.