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ACE Report #10599
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Electrolysis demonstrated better plantar heel pain reduction over 6 months follow-up versus placebo


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Prospective Randomized Trial of Electrolysis for Chronic Plantar Heel Pain

Foot Ankle Int. 2018 Sep;39(9):1039-1046. doi: 10.1177/1071100718773998

Contributing Authors: S Truyols-Dominguez T Fernández-Rodríguez Á Fernández-Rolle JC Benítez-Martínez J Casaña-Granell

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Synopsis

73 patients with chronic plantar heel pain were randomized to five sessions of either treatment with percutaneous needle electrolysis (PNE) or to control with placebo intervention. Patients were assessed for outcome related to first step heel pain on a visual analog scale, the Foot an Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) Activities of Daily Living (ADL) score, and plantar fascia thickness on ultrasound ov...

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