The comparison of Shock Wave therapy and Corticosteroid injection on the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

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Zahra Rezasoltani 1 , Sharif Najafi 2 , Sirous Azizi 1 , Bijan Forough 3 , Nafiseh Maleki 4 , * , Hamidreza Fateh 5

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Faculty, AJA University of Medical science, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

2 Assistant Professor, department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Medical Faculty, AJA University of Medical science, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

3 Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Faculty, Tehran University of Medical science, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

4 Researcher, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Faculty, AJA University of Medical science, Tehran, Iran., Andorra

5 Researcher, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Faculty, Tehran University of Medical science, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

How to Cite: Rezasoltani Z, Najafi S, Azizi S, Forough B, Maleki N, et al. The comparison of Shock Wave therapy and Corticosteroid injection on the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis, Ann Mil Health Sci Res. 2013 ; 11(1):e67135.

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Annals of Military and Health Sciences Research: 11 (1); e67135
Published Online: February 08, 2013
Article Type: Original Article
Received: October 01, 2012
Accepted: January 30, 2013

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Abstract

Background: Plantar Fasciitis is a common musculoskeletal disorder, which can reduce physical activity of the affected person. The usual treatments have short-term effects or they can cause adverse effects. In this study the injection of corticosteroid and shock wave therapy have been compared.

Materials and Methods: This was a prospective, randomized and single blind clinical trial. In the physical medicine and rehabilitation clinic of two clinic in Tehran, through the year 2011, 37 feet were randomized to each treatment group. The first group received 40mg methylprednisolone and 2 cc lidocaine 2% and the second group was treated with 3 sessions of rESWT (2000 pulses, 10 Hz, 2.5 bar) weekly apart. The data was gathered by a questionnaire, 1 week, 1month and 3 months after the intervention. Chi-square, T-test and mann-witney U test was used for data analyzing.

Results: In both groups 3 months after the intervention the severity of the symptoms were greatly improved. In short-term (1 month) corticosteroid effect was superior to shock wave’s one (p<0.05). This superiority declined through the time. In other words, the effects of the two treatments measured in the functional scale, didn’t differ significantly 3 months after the initiation of the treatment (p>0.05)

Conclusion: Shock wave therapy can be an alternative treatment for plantar fasciitis.

Keywords

Fasciitis Plantar Shock Wave Corticosteroid

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