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Radial Pressure Wave for intermetatarsal bursitis?

Hello We have had some positive results with treating intermetatarsal bursitis but have since been told it may stir things up more then help. Any more info on this please? Many thanks.

jaqueline parsons

1 year ago

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Cheers Cliff. I have been talking to patients that it 'may' stir things up and if it does after the first session then we won't pursue. However so far people have only reported good results.

Cliff Eaton
Cliff Eaton

Hi Jaqueline an 'itis' normally refers to an inflammatory pathology. As a 'pro' inflammatory ESWT can increase the symptoms. However, if you have found that you are getting good results then carry on! I like to quote Sackett et al. (1998) who stated that Evidence Based Practice is not about clinical studies alone but combining these with our own clinical experiences Hope that reassures you Cliff

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