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2022 Sep 15

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Versus Graston Instrument Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization in Chronic Plantar Heel Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial.


Pişirici P, Çil E T, Coşkunsu D K, Coşkunsu D K, Subaşı F
J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 2022 Sep 15:1-34.
PMID: 36125974.


Although there are studies showing that extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization (IASTM) methods are effective in chronic plantar heel pain (CPHP) treatment, there is a need for studies comparing these techniques. Our goal is to compare the effectiveness of ESWT vs IASTM using Graston Technique® (GT®) instruments in addition to stretching exercises (SEs) in CPHP.