DMSO before and/or after ESWT?Posted by JenniferL on 6/03/04 at 09:43 (151886)
I'm having ESWT on Monday and am wondering if at any point it would be OK to use DMSO on my foot?
Re: DMSO before and/or after ESWT?BrianJ on 6/03/04 at 14:47 (151911)
I would NOT use DMSO after receiving ESWT treatment. The purpose of ESWT is to create acute (short-term) inflammation that kick-starts your body's own healing process. DMSO has an anti-inflammatory effect, and may interfere with ESWT's effectiveness. Note also that DMSO, to my knowledge, is not approved for therapeutic use on humans.