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My aunt told me that she was looking into getting a experimental type of electric therapy that actually uses electrical impulses to kill the nerve endings and end pain since the nerve is dead. Has anyone else heard of this? I tried to find it and I am not having any luck, but it I think she may be mistaking it for ESWT which is shock wave therapy... someone please let me know if you have heard of this!

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I sincerely hope NO ONE will use the treatment if it actually kills nerve endings in the foot. Nerves DO re-grow, about a millimeter a day. Not being able to feel part of your feet will cause balance issues, and increases the chances of a trip & fall accident. I don't recommend it. It is more likely that she is considering shockwave therapy, which has limited results with major inconvenience.
My podiatrist has recommeded this procedure. The device is called a podiatherm RF generator. My understanding of the procedure it involves isolating the nerve branch associated with the pain injecting medication into that one nerve branch. It takes 3 to 4 weeks to determine if the procedure is successful. I was told the procedure has a 92% success rate. I'm trying to find out if anyone has had this procedure and if so what are the drawbacks.
Hi all, I am new to the board. I am doing research for my husband which has it very bad. And most insurances don't cover feet problems. So I been looking to the shock treatment and such as well. If I find anything I will post it here as well. But at this time I haven't been able to find much on it. His work prob. won't allow for alot of down time but not sure on it. So a non-invasive procedure would be great if we can get some feedback on these things. Thank you all so much for you input on this site. This IS the most I have found out about it. But I just know we gotta do something. He is in sooo much pain.

God bless, Covered
I have not had this done on my foot, but have had it done on my back and let me say that for someone who has tried and failed with other methods to relieve pain... this is a God-send. I was able to get off heavy duty medication that I could not function without and had been taking around the clock for years. Yes, 'Some' nerves do regenerate, but not all do and it takes a long time for this to occur. If they do and some of the pain returns, you determine if it is at a level to justify having the procedure again. This saved my Quality of Life. Anyone living with chronic pain can understand.
Shockwave doesn't kill the nerve. Under no conditions that aren't extreme would I even consider such a treatment. Nerves are important! Now it may be possible that she's talking about botox, I know of a few doctors who treat migraines with it, but I haven't had it used for PF. It's that she's talking about a cold laser therapy. laser therapy can be very effective, but it doesn't kill the nerve at all. It does accelerate healing, and the worse you are, the better it works. If your aunt has PF, please go to my website. www.kaywarren.org. I'm a medical massage therapist and I've treated quite literally thousands of people with this condition. I have a free self help guide, Healing Plantar Fasciitis Without Surgery. It's 15 pages, and 6.6 Mb, so it's a big file, but it's FREE, and I promise, I'll never spam you ro share your info with anyone. I've got a long winded explanation of PF and how it works on the site. It's far too big to post here.....
After suffering with PF over 15 years having had the fascia release surgery 10 years ago and the shock wave treatments 6 years ago and all the conservative treatments I am having the Radiofrequency Therapy done on Thurs on my worse foot and looking forward to some relief. My insurance does cover it and my pain is absolutely unbearable anymore
Connie

Kay Warren said:
Shockwave doesn't kill the nerve. Under no conditions that aren't extreme would I even consider such a treatment. Nerves are important! Now it may be possible that she's talking about botox, I know of a few doctors who treat migraines with it, but I haven't had it used for PF. It's that she's talking about a cold laser therapy. laser therapy can be very effective, but it doesn't kill the nerve at all. It does accelerate healing, and the worse you are, the better it works. If your aunt has PF, please go to my website. www.kaywarren.org. I'm a medical massage therapist and I've treated quite literally thousands of people with this condition. I have a free self help guide, Healing Plantar Fasciitis Without Surgery. It's 15 pages, and 6.6 Mb, so it's a big file, but it's FREE, and I promise, I'll never spam you ro share your info with anyone. I've got a long winded explanation of PF and how it works on the site. It's far too big to post here.....
I would just about do anything to rid myself of this pain, but I had this treatment several years ago and it is absolutely the most painful procedure I ever had. The specialist that came out of Denver to do it failed to deaden my foot sufficently and the rest is history!! It did not help with the PF at all.
Electrical impulses would have to be applied directly to the nerve itself. I've been doing medical massage for 25 years, and I've never heard of this. The only time docs deliberately destroy nerves is when there is no other choice. I believe you are right in thinking she s confusing nerve destruction with "shockwave" therapy. Go to my webiste, and ask me for my guide, "healing plantar fasciitis without surgery". It's a free self-help guide, based on my years of experience helping people with PF> No one I've ever worked with on ordinary PF has ever needed surgery when I'm done with them. The very few who have needed surgery also had traumatic ankle & foot injuries. When I say traumatic, I mean shattered with reconstructive surgery. You don't have to suffer with this.

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