What is shockwave therapy?
Do I need shockwave therapy?
My friend has shockwave therapy and it didn't work?
Does shockwave therapy hurt?
We have it and yes, we use it.
Does that mean every single patient needs it? Definitely not.
Shockwave therapy, which has some moderate evidence (despite what people will tell you) is a great tool for chronic conditions such as plantar heel pain. Recent evidence has shown its better than a placebo... that means it’s better than using something which wasn’t meant to have a therapeutic effect. So.. yeah, I could probably get the same result but making you eat six bananas every day and comparing the difference. No studies have compared shockwave in conjunction with other therapies, which is how it should be used and explained. We will NEVER say, this is the magic wand and say that all we need is shockwave. We get the best results with a combination of treatment modalities. For example, graded exposure through strength and conditioning related principles, imaging (X-ray/US) taping, general activity modification, possible change in footwear, orthosis (if warranted) and a through treatment road map in conjunction with shockwave therapy.
This presentation was presented by Blake Withers from Newcastle Podiatry. It is talking about Blister Prevention and Footwear Management.
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