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Ultrasound Therapy for the treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis
Intense therapeutic ultrasound can effectively and safely reduce pain for patients with chronic plantar fasciitis, according to a new study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. The study focused on 33 patients receiving two ultrasound treatments on plantar fascia tissue with the goal of reducing pain by 25 percent or more. At follow-ups of four, eight, 12 and 26 weeks, respectively, 72 percent, 81 percent, 86 percent and 79 percent of patients met the study’s pain reduction criteria. At four, eight, 12 and 26 weeks, respectively, mean pain scores decreased from baseline by 39 percent, 49 percent, 51 percent and 44 percent, according to the study. Researchers added that the size of hypoechoic lesions had significantly decreased at eight and 12 weeks, highlighting the benefits of ultrasound therapy for treating chronic plantar fasciitis. Click the link below to view current research!