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2010-06-25 10:12:00

CHICAGO, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Good news for heel pain patients! This summer, Weil Foot & Ankle Institute is offering a complimentary tool kit for patients who want to stomp out plantar fasciitis, commonly known as heel pain. The tool kit includes a foot massager and a "Kick Heel Pain" brochure, with a list of preventative exercises and treatment options. Information on how to receive this kit is available on line at www.weil4feet.com. In addition, patients who have severe...

2010-05-20 07:15:00

SAN ANTONIO, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Ed Davis announced that he is now offering office-based extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for the treatment of foot pain, particularly heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis (plantar fash-e-i-tis). Commonly referred to as heel spurs, plantar fasciitis is a painful and often debilitating condition that afflicts more than 2.5 million people in the United States each year. Although everyone is at risk, plantar fasciitis is most commonly found in...

2009-09-17 13:26:20

Patients with chronic shoulder pain treated with exercises returned to work sooner than those treated with shockwaves, researchers in Norway said. The study involved 104 men and women ages 18-70 attending the outpatient clinic at Ullevaal University Hospital in Oslo with shoulder pain lasting at least three months. The single-blind randomized study, published in the British Medical Journal, found 64 percent of patients in the exercise group achieved a reduction in shoulder pain and...

2009-09-16 07:26:24

Research: Radial extracorporeal shockwave treatment compared with supervised exercises in patients with subacromial pain syndrome: Single blind randomized study Supervised exercises are more effective than shockwave treatment to relieve chronic shoulder pain, finds a study published on bmj.com yesterday. Shoulder pain is the fourth most common type of musculoskeletal pain reported to general practitioners and physiotherapists. Treatments often include physiotherapy, non-steroidal...

2008-11-30 23:01:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Combining an ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injection is 95 percent effective at relieving the common and painful foot problem called plantar fasciitis, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "There is no widely accepted therapy or standard of care for patients when first-line treatments fail to relieve the pain of plantar fasciitis," said the study's lead author,...

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2006-07-24 10:25:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Shock wave therapy does nothing to relieve pain or disability due to tennis elbow, according to a review of ten studies that involved more than 1,000 participants. Known medically as lateral elbow pain, tennis elbow generally improves on its own, Dr. Rachelle Buchbinder of the Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Cabrini Medical Center in Melbourne, Australia and colleagues write in the Journal of Rheumatology. However, it may persist in a small percentage...

2006-04-19 12:58:52

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Shockwave treatment has recently been tried to alleviate a common cause of heel pain, and in many cases it appears to be helpful with good long-term results, Taiwanese researchers report. Plantar fasciitis, as the condition is called, involves inflammation of the connective tissues linking the muscles of the sole of the foot, and is often difficult to treat. Dr. Ching-Jen Wang told Reuters Health that his group found that shockwave...


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