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    radial shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis/torn medial band
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    Laralane posted:
    Has anyone had experience with this treatment for heel pain? Does it work? Thank you.
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    Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
    I'm sorry no one was able to chime in with first hand experience. Here is some information that you might find useful when deciding on how to treat:

    The goals of treatment for plantar fasciitis

    I hope you find pain relief soon!

    Haylen
     
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    Bees3Js responded:
    Hi Laralane,
    I did have the shockwave therapy to my right foot, as it was the worse of both having PF. I had it a few years back and had to pay out of pocket for it, as it was not covered by BCBS of NC. Considered "experimental" at the time. I chose this treatment over surgery, as I don't do well with surgeries. Well, I wouldn't do it again. It took a long time to feel the benefits, had to pay ton of money and ended up in the operating room anyhow. Even takes a long time to feel better after a fasciotomy. Keep up with new inserts, good sneakers, good stretching exercises and NEVER walk barefoot. Good luck with your decision and prognosis.


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