SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT OF PLANTAR FASCIITIS WITH EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE THERAPY IN A 65-YEAR-OLD MAN

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Meredith Meyers
Regan Riddle
Amanda Vozar

Keywords

Plantar Fasciitis, Foot Pain, Shockwave Therapy

Abstract

Objective: To describe the management of a patient with plantar fasciitis using shockwave therapy.


Clinical Features: A 65-year-old male sought care for left foot pain that was subsequently diagnosed as plantar fasciitis. Treatment consisted of a total of 14 visits over a 9-week period.


Intervention and Outcome: An initial trial of care of 11 treatments included a combination of spinal manipulative therapy, low-level laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, and soft tissue mobilization with no success. Treatment then transitioned to the use of extracorporeal shockwave for 3 additional treatments, and the pain resolved.


Conclusion: This report describes the coruse of care for a patient with plantar fasciitis who did not appear to respond to a combination of conservative chiropractic therapies; however; following treatment with extracorporeal shockwave treatment his symptoms resolved.

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