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ACE Report #10074
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Simultaneous Achilles & plantar fascia stretching vs Achilles stretching alone for plantar fasciitis


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

Effectiveness of the Simultaneous Stretching of the Achilles Tendon and Plantar Fascia in Individuals With Plantar Fasciitis

Foot Ankle Int. 2018 Jan;39(1):75-82

Contributing Authors: P Engkananuwat R Kanlayanaphotporn N Purepong

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Synopsis

50 patients with plantar fasciitis were randomized to a 4-week stretching protocol consisting of either simultaneous Achilles tendon and plantar fascia stretching or Achilles tendon stretching alone. Patients were assessed for outcomes related to pain, pressure pain threshold, ankle range of motion, and functional disability after 4 weeks. The results demonstrated no statistically significant betw...

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