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Melissa ashby
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Extracorporeal shock wave therapy(ESWT)

Thanks for all the posts. Since writing here I switched podiatrists, again! This time I think I might have found the one to help me. Yeah! He noticed a lot about my foot and my orthotics. I have a…Continue

Started Sep 19, 2011

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
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I've been battling PF for almost a year now with serious debilitating pain. I swear I tore the fascia during a running race in Dec. I've tried everything with this foot but nothing helps. It doesn't…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maizie Jul 4, 2016.

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Maizie replied to Melissa ashby's discussion Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
"Is the treatment itself painful? Do you feel any relief right after or does it cause more pain?"
Jul 4, 2016
Karla Perez replied to Melissa ashby's discussion Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
"Well, you should stick with the plan and give it a chance. Good luck!"
Jun 29, 2016
peg laughlin replied to Melissa ashby's discussion Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
"I am on my fourth ESWT treatment and so far it has not worked.  The Podiatrist says it takes 4 or more treatments."
Jun 28, 2016
julie randall replied to Melissa ashby's discussion Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
"Hi Karla, I run around all day and no one can tell.  It really affects me on long walks or just comes whenever but doesn't last too long so I just keep on going.  It would be great to hear of a new procedure but I think I'm…"
Aug 26, 2014
Karla Perez replied to Melissa ashby's discussion Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
"Julie, sorry that nothing has seemed to bring you relief so far. Perhaps there is new cure or alleviation lurking out there for some bright medical student or doctor to find. I hope you don't have to work on your feet--I am a secretary so even…"
Aug 26, 2014
julie randall replied to Melissa ashby's discussion Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
"Hi Karla, I've done all the treatment.  I live with the pain.  It's not constant like the acute stage but sharp pains and sometimes a dull ache but I just keep on walking and eventually it goes away.  It's chronic for…"
Aug 26, 2014
Karla Perez replied to Melissa ashby's discussion Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
"Julie- I have not had any treatment in 12 months and my foot is still doing well! I am truly amazed--I was a little reluctant to try the cast treatment since I had spent the previous summer in a camwalker boot to no avail and 8 weeks in a cast…"
Aug 26, 2014
julie randall replied to Melissa ashby's discussion Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
"Hi Karla, That is an interesting treatment.  I had ESWT when I was in the acute stage - many times bcz it was part of the cost of the appointment here and when I look back I don't know if all that jarring was the best thing for my foot for…"
Aug 25, 2014
Karla Perez replied to Melissa ashby's discussion Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
"Penny- I had the high energy ESWT 2 years and got temporary relief. My PF was only suffered in my right foot. The ESWT was painful and costly and my relief was at best temporary. I spent last summer in a series of short leg casts, non weight bearing…"
Aug 25, 2014
Penny Bateman replied to Melissa ashby's discussion Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
"I am scheduled for the shock wave therapy for both feet this week.  My doctor has tried everything from three rounds of cortisone shots, to medicated wraps, physical therapy, ice and heat...and nothing has worked.  He says this is the…"
Jul 13, 2014
KonaKathie replied to Melissa ashby's discussion Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
"I had ESWT in Kassel, Germany, back in 2000. As far as I know, it was not the "low energy" type. I had 4 treatments, and I would say I have been about 85% improved since. I didn't find it very painful, maybe a 3 out of 10...we have…"
Nov 13, 2011
Deirdre Hegarty replied to Melissa ashby's discussion Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
"thanks julie, I looked it buy if we import into Ireland from the states the customs charges is VAT so its not worth it, no worries will wait till new year   many thanks"
Oct 12, 2011
Deirdre Hegarty replied to Melissa ashby's discussion Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
"thanks for that, however I live in Ireland, and even when we buy online from the states the Customs charge us VAT so its not worth it  "
Oct 12, 2011
Kay Warren replied to Melissa ashby's discussion Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
"Please be careful about buying MBTs online.  There are over 40 known fake MBT websites that sound legit, but actually sell counterfeits. I work with a shoe store that sells MBTs, I've met their reps, and they inform me that the one &…"
Oct 11, 2011
julie randall replied to Melissa ashby's discussion Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
"Deirdre, I know - they are expensive but there are deals on ebay if you have normal sized feet.  I wear size 5.5 so they have to order some styles for me and here in Canada it takes forever and is very expensive.  I paid $400 for my boots…"
Oct 11, 2011
Deirdre Hegarty replied to Melissa ashby's discussion Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
"Thanks Julie, for that, well at this stage I will have to wait till after christmas to buy them, but will let you know   cheers"
Oct 11, 2011

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At 6:39pm on September 4, 2011, Carmela Abad said…
Thanks Melissa for sharing your thoughts and experience, I greatly appreciate it. I will be consulting another doctor next week.  I am scared to take the risk in having this surgery right now. I am in the Philippines, we dont have a Podiatrist here, so I am consulting an Orthopedic doctor.  Please let us know what treatment work for you to attain permanent healing :)
 
 
 

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