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2020 Apr

Foot Ankle Int



Effectiveness of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy.


Pinitkwamdee S, Laohajaroensombat S, Orapin J, Woratanarat P
Foot Ankle Int. 2020 Apr; 41(4):403-410.
PMID: 31924120.


Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) has been proposed as a conservative treatment for insertional Achilles tendinopathy from limited evidence without placebo controls. Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of ESWT compared with sham controls in chronic insertional Achilles tendinopathy.