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2022 Nov 24

J Clin Med



Long Term Effectiveness of ESWT in Plantar Fasciitis in Amateur Runners.


Kapusta J, Domżalski M
J Clin Med. 2022 Nov 24; 11(23).
PMID: 36498501.


Shock wave therapy is one of the modern methods of treatment used to treat diseases of muscles, tendons, and entheses in orthopedics, as well as in sports medicine. The therapy is increasingly used in the treatment of plantar fasciitis-a disease that is very difficult and burdensome to treat. Where basic conservative treatment for heel spurs fails, the only alternative consists of excision of the bone outgrowth, and shock wave therapy: a modern, minimally invasive, and relatively safe method. The aim of the study was to determine the long-term effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave therapy in the treatment of painful ailments occurring in the course of plantar fasciitis in amateur runners.