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ACE Report #185
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Radial extracorporeal shock wave effective therapy for chronic plantar fasciitis


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Chronic plantar fasciitis treated with two sessions of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy

Foot Ankle Int. 2010 May;31(5):391-7

Contributing Authors: MI Ibrahim RA Donatelli C Schmitz MA Hellman F Buxbaum

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Synopsis

50 adult patients with unilateral chronic symptomatic plantar fasciitis were randomized to receive either a radial extra-corporeal shock wave therapy (RSWT) for two sessions spaced a week apart or placebo therapy. It was observed that RSWT resulted in significantly reduced pain as compared to placebo treatment measured at 4, 12 and 24 weeks after treatment.

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