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Posted by Lynn on 1/14/05 at 07:08 (167116)

I am considering having eswt on my right heel. What is the average recovery time? What restrictions on activities are there?

Re: recovery?

Dr. Wishnie on 1/14/05 at 17:57 (167179)

Most people can resume to regular activities after ESWT. I inform my patients not to walk barefoot or perform any jumping activities. If you are involved in aerobic exercise I would recommend an elliptical machine over a treadmill. It can take anywhere from 4-6 months to be about 95-100 percent better but there is gradual improvement on a monthly basis. I hope this helps. Dr. Wishnie