ESWT for the Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

Here is a recent study of ESWT for treatment of Plantar Fasciitis. Very interesting follow up to the study taken 9 years ago to determine the effectivess of ESWT long term.

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a well-accepted treatment alternative, world wide, for the treatment of chronic and recalcitrant tendonopathies and plantar fasciitis. Early and mid-term study results indicate success with a variety of orthopedic disorders, including plantar fasciitis. While several short-term studies support ESWT for the treatment of plantar faciitis1,2, there are only a few mid-term studies that have evaluated the benefit of ESWT on function and pain five years post-treatment. These studies demonstrate favorable results including improved function and pain .3,4

via Weil Foot & Ankle Institute: ESWT for the Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis: A Nine-Year Follow-Up.

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