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ACE Report #9093
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Efficacy of foot & hip stretches and exercises on pain and disability in plantar fasciitis


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

Effect of stretching with and without muscle strengthening exercises for the foot and hip in patients with plantar fasciitis: A randomized controlled single-blind clinical trial

Man Ther. 2016 Jun;23:76-82.

Contributing Authors: DH Kamonseki GA Gonçalves LC Yi IL Júnior

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Synopsis

83 patients with plantar fasciitis were randomized to one of the three following physiotherapy interventions for the purpose of comparing pain, disability, and balance outcomes after 8 weeks: (1) stretching and exercise of hip and foot muscles, (2) stretching and exercises of foot muscles only, and (3) stretching of foot muscles only. Outcomes of interest included a VAS scale for pain, the Foot an...

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