Middleenergy ESWT protocol is commonly used in calcific tendinitis of the shoulder joint, trochanteric bursitis and calcaneal bursitis
.16,24,25 Whereas the low-energy ESWT protocol is frequently used in lateral epicondilitis, pes anserine bursitis and planter fasciitis.17,18 This study shows that, although there was no statistical difference between the low-energy and middleenergy ESWT protocols at early-term (one month) and mid-term (three months) results, however lateterm results demonstrated statistical significance at six and twelve months in favor of the middleenergy ESWT.
They are effective for a plantar calcaneal bursitis
or plantar heel-spur syndrome.
The differential diagnoses for heel pain in a healthy active 50-year-old male typically include achilles tendinopathy and retro calcaneal bursitis
. Retrocalcaneal bursitis is an inflammation of the retrocalcaneal bursa and can also cause pain at the posterior heel.
The physical therapist (and fellow runner) whom I recently saw thought I had calcaneal bursitis
and has been doing friction massage, stretching my gastroc muscles and iontophoresis.
: This bursa is located at the sole or bottom of your heal.