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Low-Energy Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Control Trial

@inproceedings{Shaheen2011LowEnergyRE,
  title={Low-Energy Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Control Trial},
  author={Afaf A. M. Shaheen},
  year={2011}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate and clarify the value of low-energy radial extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (rESWT) to become a routine modality in the treatment of pain and functional disability associated with chronic plantar fasciitis. This study was double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Forty six adult patients with unilateral plantar fasciitis were randomly assigned into two equal groups. The active treatment group (group I) received a total 3 treatments of… Expand
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