Shock Wave Theraphy

Greetings! Tomorrow I have a blood draw and my semi annual MRI and CTA for my unruptured cerebral aneurysm. I take with me a broken left foot with a tear to my fascitis! I have been in incredible pain so my orthopedic doctor has recommended shock wave therapy. My question is this; Is it safe to have shock wave therapy done on my foot when blood pressure and blood clotting is such an issue for my unruptured cerebral aneurysm and stenosis? Is their anyone in the group that has any experiences with this type of therapy? Thank you in advance!

Good Morning Tim! I’ve had surgery for plantar fasciitis but not shock wave therapy. I remember that pop well and the intense pain that followed. I feel for you! I tried to research online and all I really came up with is this Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy: ESWT | Family Foot Care & Surgery | Serving Those in Milford and Hamden, CT. If you scroll down to the “who can benefit” paragraph it says people on blood thinners amongst others. If I were in your boots, I’d ask my Neurosurgeon.

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Moltroub, Thank you so much as always! It’s a great relief to know there are people out there who have been through somewhat similar issues. I will inquire. Thanks again!
Be Well! Tim

Great! Let us know why you find out, please and thank you! I was going to suggest the frozen water bottle but that’s not possible with your foot in a boot. I went to PT for my plantar fasciitis before surgery, stretches on a plywood board that one made was so nice, I copied it but the frozen water bottle rolled under brought faster relief. Used both after I had my surgery and was out of the boot.

I am so sorry to hear about your foot condition, Tim. I know that is a very painful situation.

If my orthopedic doctor suggested shockwave therapy, I would seek out a second opinion. Shockwave therapy of any body part sounds completely awful to me! Unless the idea appeals to you, I would seek out alternate opinions from other specialists post haste.

Best of luck! :pray:

Greetings! Shock Wave Theraphy is counter indicated for someone with a clotting disorder, and diastolic blood pressure issue which in turn would have an effect on a un ruptured aneurysm. My advice to anyone is have a discussion with your neurologist before undergoing any type of procedure!