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Title: What is the best treatment for plantar fasciitis?
Author: Stadler, Teresa S.; Johnson, E. Diane
Keywords: mechanical therapies
surgical treatment
extracorporeal shock wave therapy
Date: 2003-09
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 52(9) 2003: 714-717.
Abstract: Mechanical therapies—such as taping, tension night splinting, and rigid arch support—are the most effective treatment for plantar fasciitis (strength of recommendation: A, based on randomized controlled trials). If limited or no improvement is observed after 6 months of mechanical therapy, extracorporeal shock wave therapy (Orthotripsy) is the next treatment of choice (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, based on meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials). When mechanical therapies and extracorporeal shock wave therapy have failed for more than 1 year, surgical treatment may be considered (SOR: C, based on a case-series study).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/2971

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