Is Electric Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) better than InterX (NIN) in the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis ?

February 18, 2024

The short answer is No!

Electric Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is not better than InterX (NIN) in the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

InterX Treatment was effective in more than 90% of cases on reducing pain and improving functional mobility, while reducing the intake of pain and anti-inflammatory medication. The full published journal is available here

Conclusion from the published journal below

In conclusion, NIN using the InterX 5002 was shown to be an effective treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis resistant to treatment, with full patient satisfaction in >90% of cases. The present prospective randomized controlled study showed superior results with NIN (InterX) compared with ESWT( Electric Shock Wave Therapy), in terms of the functional score, pain improvement ,and daily intake of NSAIDs. Razzano, C etal (2017) link

Shock Wave therapy was also effective in helping plantar fasciitis, but patients described more pain during and post treatment. The overall result of the study was significantly better for InterX Treatment. Another important thing to note was that age and gender did not affect results and in only 5% of cases weight proved a issue. On all the areas measured InterX Reduced pain and helped mobility.

The results of the study are similar to my own of 90% success in treating plantar fasciitis. The difference is I use a bespoke movement rehabilitation programme to aid in faster recovery. The InterX works at a cellular level to aid in the healing of the fascia, and is a neuro stimulator to help release natural pain and anti-inflammatory endorphins.

The combination of the InterX Treatment and movement programme have been shown to be highly successful in treating plantar fasciitis.

If you have plantar fasciitis and would like a free conversation on how I can help you please book below.

I have also put together a eBook Plantar Fasciitis Information and Solutions which you can download HERE

About the author

Stephen Grinnell MSc Health and Rehabilitation
Pain and Physical Rehabilitation Specialist
Stephen has had his own Pain and Rehabilitation Clinic for over 11 years where he has treated well over 2500 people with lots of different pain and injury issues. Stephen’s personal physical rehabilitation journey started with a serious injury while on active service with the Royal Marines 25 years ago. This injury resulted in a long journey of complementary rehabilitation and two replacement hips. Stephen has developed his own bespoke treatment protocols using a variety of medical devices to help pain and inflammation resulting in accelerated recovery. Expert areas of focus are Plantar Fasciitis Treatment, Back pain issues particularly Lower Back and Sciatica and hip and knee replacement rehabilitation. Stephen previously had a successful academic career lecturing at a variety of Colleges and Universities in the Sports Science, Rehabilitation and Training areas. Stephen has also worked in The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Physiotherapy department during the Covid 19 Pandemic helping the recovery of COVID patients. In 2022 Stephen has been extensively researching and trialling protocols to treat plantar fasciitis. His Expertise has resulted in the successful treatment of 103 people and counting with a current success rate of 93%

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