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Swimming Post ESWT?

Posted by dud on 10/05/04 at 17:32 (161028)

I had ESWT on my left foot 2 weeks ago. Prior to having the procedure, I was swimming about 3 times a week for about an hour a session (Freestyle, Backstroke, and Breastroke).

I wonder how long I should wait until swimming again? I definetly will not push off the wall with my feet on the turns but I wonder if the actual kicking motion with my feet could harm the heeling if I start too soon?

I am thinking of waiting another two weeks before I start back...

Any thoughts?? THANKS!!

Re: Swimming Post ESWT?

Ed Davis, DPM on 10/06/04 at 20:41 (161077)

I would go with what your doc requests but would not ask any of my ESWT patients to stop swimming.