Effect of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy on Pain in Plantar Fasciitis: A Review Study

  • Krutika Gangani Student of Master of Physiotherapy, University Institute of Applied Health Sciences, Chandigarh University, Punjab, India.
  • Priya Chauhan Assistant Professor, Faculty of Physiotherapy, University Institute of Applied Health Sciences, Chandigarh University, Punjab, India.
  • Aishwarya Kaur Prosthetist and Orthotist, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, Vasant Kunj, Delhi, India.
Keywords: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, Plantar Fasciitis, Pain

Abstract

Background: The most frequent cause of discomfort in the inferior heel is plantar fasciitis, and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is one of the most effective therapy for plantar fasciitis. It was aimed to determine how extracorporeal shock wave therapy would affect plantar fasciitis.
Method: Studies were searched on Google Scholar and PubMed over the last 10 years. Randomised Control Trials (RCT), meta-analysis, cohort, and observational studies which used extracorporeal shock wave therapy for the treatment of plantar fasciitis were included and the primary outcome of this study is variation in pain relief.
Results: Patients with persistent plantar fasciitis who had extracorporeal shock wave therapy showed a moderately positive correlation with reduced pain and improved foot function of individuals.
Conclusion: Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is effective in decreasing pain in patients with plantar fasciitis.

How to cite this article:
Gangani K, Chauhan P, Kaur A. Effect of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy on Pain in Plantar Fasciitis: A Review Study. Chettinad Health City Med J. 2022;11(4):79-85.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/2278.2044.202243

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Published
2022-12-31