Low and high intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy for chronic plantar fasciitis
Is Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Clinical Efficacy for Relief of Chronic, Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Placebo or Active-Treatment Controlled TrialsArch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Aug;95(8):1585-1593
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Data from 7 studies (RCTs and Quasi-RCTs), examining 550 patients with chronic recalcitrant plantar fasciitis, was pooled to investigate the safety and efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT). The evidence presented in this meta-analysis and systematic review indicated that low intensity ESWT delivered higher success rates than control treatments. Pain relief was better in both low and...
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