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reoccurance rate of pf post ESWT

Posted by Tina H on 1/28/05 at 09:11 (168083)

Two questions-
For those who have been successfully treated for pf using ESWT, what is the chance that it will come back?

Dr. Z or anyone else, have you done high E treatments on teenagers with pf?

Thank you, Tina H

Re: reoccurance rate of pf post ESWT

Dr. Zuckerman on 1/28/05 at 10:34 (168089)

Hi

I have treated teenagers with ESWT. The growth plate must be closed before
ESWT treatment.

Re: reoccurance rate of pf post ESWT

Tina H on 1/28/05 at 11:18 (168091)

Thanks her growth plate is closed. I wouldn't have it done yet but in 6 months from now if the problem is not resolved, it might be an option.
What about pf returning after it's gone as a result of ESWT. What are your thoughts on this? Thank you, Tina H

Re: reoccurance rate of pf post ESWT

Dr. Zuckerman on 1/28/05 at 11:32 (168092)

Hi

Yes it is possible it can return. Early professional treatment is the key to avoid the plantar fasciitis from turning into chronic plantar fasciosis.