I'm repeating OssaTronPosted by Shell D. on 9/25/03 at 09:04 (130970)
I had the OssaTron done on both feet last December and it worked great up until May. My PF is back and worse than ever!!! My insurance company has agreed to pay 100% on repeating the treatment. Anyone have any experience with this? If once is 'good' is the second time 'better?'
I sure hope so because I can't stand this much longer.
Re: I'm repeating OssaTronEd Davis, DPM on 9/25/03 at 23:06 (131101)
Make sure you are doing all of the other treatments necessary for PF. Recurrence implies that there may be some mechanical problem that has yet to be addressed.
Re: I'm repeating OssaTronShell D. on 9/26/03 at 11:55 (131138)
What exactly do you mean by mechanical problem? Something inside my foot, or something that I'm doing wrong? I probably don't stretch it as much as I should. I'm a nurse and I'm on my feet a lot and I'm sure that can't help it. What other things should I be doing? I appreciate all the help I can get.
Re: I'm repeating OssaTronEd Davis, DPM on 9/26/03 at 22:17 (131205)
Take the time to read Scott's Heel Pain Book in order to understand the full scope of treatment of PF. Also, use the search feature to read my discussions on the treatment triad.
Plantar fasciitis IS a mechanical problem. It is generally caused by too much strain or stretch on the plantar fascia. Too much strain on the plantar fascia may be caused by subtalar joint overpronation, midtarsal joint oversupination, tight gastrosoleus achilles complex, overweight, occupational and avocational considerations. Chronic, repetetive over-stretch of the fascia causes it to thicken, become inflamed and deteriorate (poor tissue quality). ESWT like Ossatron treats the poor tissue quality but one cannot ignore the basic causes.