A 34-year-old member asked:
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will extracorporeal shock wave therapy cure my plantar fasciitis?

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Dr. Abdul Ahmed
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It may help: It is worth trying along with stretching exercises.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. Brynn Ewen
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
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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
Dr. Libby Putnam
12 years experience Podiatry
It might!: There are no guarantees, but it's a great tool for treating plantar fasciitis, especially the chronic kind that's been going on for several months!
Answered on Jun 22, 2013

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