A 34-year-old member asked:
will extracorporeal shock wave therapy cure my plantar fasciitis?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Abdul Ahmed answered
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It may help: It is worth trying along with stretching exercises.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. Brynn Ewen answered
19 years experience Podiatry
Possible: Shockwave therapy has been shown to be effective at relieving pain from plantar fasciitis in about 2/3 of patients. It works by stimulating the inflammatory cascade thus causing he body to heal itself. I also believe that stretching, good shoes, and custom orthotics are important in preventing the plantar fasciitis from returning.
Answered on Oct 2, 2015
Dr. Jeffrey Kass answered
28 years experience Podiatry
It can : Not everything works for everyone - it is one of the many treatment options available for this condition.
Answered on Nov 6, 2012
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