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Doctor insights on: Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

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Will extracorporeal shock wave therapy cure my plantar fasciitis?

Will extracorporeal shock wave therapy cure my plantar fasciitis?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (which carries oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and ...Read more


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Is shock wave therapy effective for patellar tendonitis?

Is shock wave therapy effective for patellar tendonitis?

Not sure?: This treatment is effective in treating unresponsive tennis elbow. I am personally not aware of this as a treatment for patellar tendonitis. If you have a recurring or recalcitrant patellar tendonitis, see an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist and get a thorough knee exam. Even get a second opinion. You may have to alter your activities, take medications and give it plenty of time. ...Read more

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What is extracorporeal shockwave myocardial revascularisation" (esmr)?

What is extracorporeal shockwave myocardial revascularisation" (esmr)?

ESMR: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(13)01113-0/abstract This procedure is NOT proven but has evidence suggesting it MAY help END-STAGE coronary artery disease patients symptom state. ...Read more

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Extracorporeal piezoelectric shock wave lithotripsy. Fancy words. What do they mean?

Extracorporeal piezoelectric shock wave lithotripsy. Fancy words. What do they mean?

Shock source: Extracorporeal - from "outside" of the body. Piezoelectric - a type of spark gap generator. Shock wave - "force" wave that travels through the body. Lithotripsy - to "break-up" stones. ...Read more

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Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eswl) - how long for recovery?

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eswl) - how long for recovery?

Vary...: Do you mean get over eswl-related discomfort or total post-eswl stone/fragment passage? For post-eswl discomfort, it may highly vary, days to weeks, depending on what you're and how your body/kidney responds to eswl. For stone/fragment passage, it may take 1 week to months, depending on the load ; density of stones and the eswl effectiveness to disintegrate them; it may take 1 week to months, or.. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from an extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy?

What kind of complications might happen from an extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy?

Same but more: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eswl) is used to break up stones which are stuck somewhere, whether it be the kidney or the bile duct or elsewhere. Risks include bleeding, damage to the surrounding tissue/organ, and when coupled with other procedures, generally mean a more difficult procedure. ...Read more

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What is acoustic wave therapy?

What is acoustic wave therapy?

Cellulite: Acoustic wave therapy vibrates connective tissue mechanically to decrease cellulite & to imporve elasticity in skin. It is reported to stimulate laydown of new collagen. ...Read more

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Risks of awt (acoustic wave therapy)?

Risks of awt (acoustic wave therapy)?

Cellulite, right?: This is promoted for gynoid lipodystrophy ("cellulite"). Zapping it with sonication waves. Don't get your hopes up. I've not heard of any unpleasant or dangerous side effects. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is electrode shock therapy effective for bi-polar 1 disorder?

Is electrode shock therapy effective for bi-polar 1 disorder?

ECT: Course of ECT effective when all other approaches failed or medications contraindicated and severity warrants it. ...Read more

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How much is extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for gall stones?

How much is extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy for gall stones?

Who Cares?: Lithotripsy, though useful for large kidney stones, is pretty much useless for gallstones. The only effective way to treat gallstone disease and prevent recurrence of their symptoms is to have the gallbladder surgically removed as it is the source of gallstone formation. ...Read more

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Is brain wave therapy safe?

Is brain wave therapy safe?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean by "brain wave therapy". Transcranial magnetic stimulation alters brain waves, as does biofeedback and even cognitive behavioral therapy and meditation. ...Read more

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Can electric shock therapy kill someone?

ECT: Electroconvulsive Therapy is actually very safe. It is very different now as compared to it's early days. ...Read more

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Ecg possible myocardial ischemia inferior plus t wave inversion. How serious?

Ecg possible myocardial ischemia inferior plus t wave inversion.  How serious?

ECG: Possible abnormalities can possibly be meaningful or not. The best you can say is possibly serious. More information is needed, ask your Doc about you. ...Read more

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Is an upright P wave V1 and inverted P wave aVL with tachycardia indicative of ectopic rhythm? other ekg shows biphasic P wave V1, upright P wave aVL

Is an upright P wave V1 and inverted P wave aVL with tachycardia indicative of ectopic rhythm? other ekg shows biphasic P wave V1, upright P wave aVL

If the tachycardia: is occurring at rest with changes in the P wave morphology then it might be an ectopic atrial tachycardia. If it is occurring during exercise it is not diagnostic and may still be a normal sinus mechanism. ...Read more