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Prolotherapy vs. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

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February 2022

Prolotherapy vs. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

Vol: 197| Issue: 1| Number:1| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Comparison of Ultrasound-Guided Prolotherapy Versus Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

J Foot Ankle Surg . Jan-Feb 2022;61(1):48-52.

Contributing Authors:
Kesikburun Serdar Şan Ayca Uran Kesikburun Bilge Aras Berke Yaşar Evren Tan Arif Kenan

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Twenty nine patients with chronic plantar fasciitis were randomized to receive extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT, n=15) or dextrose prolotherapy (n=15). Outcomes of interest included pain measured using a visual analogue scale (VAS) and function measured with the Roles and Maudsley Scale score (RMS) and the Foot Function Index (FFI). Both groups demonstrated significant improvements in pain a...

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