In the May/ June issue of MD News, Dr. Rocco Petrozzi, Assistant Professor and Chairman of Podiatric Medicine at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine who practices at the Cleveland Foot & Ankle Institute talks about the benefits and procedure of ESWT for Plantar Fasciitis.
Study: Shockwave Therapy Beneficial After ACL Reconstruction
The application of extracorporeal shock wave therapy to the bone tunnel can significantly enhance the early tendon-bone healing and decreasing tibial tunnel enlargement after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, according to a study published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine.
Researchers examined 34 patients who either underwent single-bundle ACL reconstruction and ESWT to the midtibia tunnel or ACL surgery without ESWT. The shock wave therapy group showed significantly better Lysholm scores than the control group one and two years after surgery.
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Very technical study on ESWT in relation to it’s effectiveness with the shoulders and elbows for the complete article please click here: http://www.orthosupersite.com/view.aspx?rid=78781
Carrie Tollefson is an American middle distance runner who was on the US 2004 Summer Olympic team. She suffered from plantar fasciitis and used a Sonocur for her treatment back in 2003 before the Olympics. Here is an article from Running Times Magazine about her comback : http://runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=3764
In this article posted about a month ago gives a good overview of the Sonocur® system and the ESWT procedure for heel pain and tendonitis.
If interested call VIP Physical Therapy in Springfield at 413-732-6005 to speak with a specialist.
Effective Shock Wave Therapy placed a Siemens Sonocur in Springfield, Mass. on August 16, 2010. VIP Physical Therapy, located at 155 Union Street in Springfield, Mass., saw its first patients for treatment of elbow tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. VIP staff is fully trained to perform the 10 minute procedure for heel pain and other pain caused by tendonitis. For more information call VIP Physical Therapy at (413) 732-6005.
WGN a TV station in Chicago did a piece on ESWT and it’s effectiveness. The system used in this news piece is not a SONOCUR but you can see some testimonials and how the procedure works. The procedure for the treatment they are showing is the same as the SONOCUR treatment.
Here is a recent study of ESWT for treatment of Plantar Fasciitis. Very interesting follow up to the study taken 9 years ago to determine the effectivess of ESWT long term.
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