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Taping, ESWT, and Atypical PF

Posted by RodneyW on 11/12/03 at 18:03 (137284)

has anyone with Atypical PF, that is no first step pain, had success with taping? or with ESWT or anything else?

Re: Taping, ESWT, and Atypical PF

SteveG on 11/12/03 at 18:40 (137287)

The amount of success you will get with ESWT depends largely on how much of the pain is in the heel, since that is the area that they treat. I have found taping to be somewhat helpful, but not a lot.

Re: Taping, ESWT, and Atypical PF

R C on 11/12/03 at 23:28 (137329)

I had much success with tape. My PF was atypical in many ways (sudden onset, no morning pain).

Re: Taping, ESWT, and Atypical PF

Rick R on 11/13/03 at 06:47 (137351)


Although, my PF onset was in the 'typical' class, after many years it morphed into atypical. When I have a flare up now it's after a long day on my feet or after exerting myself without proper precautions, one of which is tape. Once I have a flare up, on goes the tape, and the pain rapidly is improved. It also plays a major prevention role (no pun intended) in prevention. If I know I'm facing a long day on the old dogs, I tape up and I'll be fine. I have no experience with EWST, so no help on that front.


Re: Taping, ESWT, and Atypical PF

Mar on 11/14/03 at 07:51 (137476)

I tried taping on 3 different occasions and each time it increased the pain dramatically. ESWT twice -- no help. My pain is in the entire heel area of both feet. Mar

Re: Taping, ESWT, and Atypical PF

Aly on 11/14/03 at 13:29 (137503)

It looks like I'm not able to tolerate taping either...I've tried several different ways now and all increase my pain. Weird..