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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)

Jennifer --

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.