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Volume:8 Issue:9 Number:13 ISSN#:2563-5476
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RCT
ACE Report #12305
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

No Functional Improvement with Addition of ESWT to Exercise and Orthotic Use for Plantar Fasciitis


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the management of plantar fasciitis: A randomized controlled trial.

Foot (Edinb). 2020 Jul 13;44:101679.

Contributing Authors: E Cinar S Saxena HE Akkurt F Uygur

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Synopsis

Forty-four patients with plantar fasciitis were randomized to receive 3 months of treatment with a silicone insole and 3 weeks of exercise therapy plus the addition of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) or no additional treatment of ESWT. The primary outcome of interest was functional ability measured by the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) sub-scores and total score. Seco...

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