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Been suffering with planta facilities 7 months.

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Been suffering with planta facilities for around 7 months.

Thanks for this question

Have you tried steroid injections?

that would likely be the next step outside of surgery

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have been advised not to have an injection because im a sprinter and my tendon could snap

If the tendon snaps you will still be fine and be able to sprint

what about surgery?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I was hoping surgery wouldnt be an option because i dont suffer standing or even walking. Its just the day after a running session. Is there anything else that i could try before surgery? for example, shockwave or a scan?

You could try a shock wave. Yes. HFUS

high frequency ultrasound

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is that NHS? Because i have saw some prices.

Probably not.

you would need to go private

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What would be the chances of an xray if i went to my gp? For a conformation basically


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
would you recommend shock wave before surgery and if it did go the surgery rout, how long before i would go under and also how long would i be out of athletics?

yes I would

you would be out for 6 weeks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank you for the info.

welcome :)

please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it

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