Study: Radial ESWT superior to corticosteroids for plantar fasciitis

The longer duration of action of radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy makes it superior to corticosteroid injections for chronic plantar fasciitis, according to a recent study. Authors of the randomized study, published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association , focused on 72 patients with unilateral plantar fasciitis, who received either radial ESWT once a week for three weeks or corticosteroid ultrasound-guided injection consisting of one 1 mL dose of betamethasone sodium plus 0.5 mL of prilocaine.

The longer duration of action of radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy makes it superior to corticosteroid injections for chronic plantar fasciitis, according to a recent study. Authors of the randomized study, published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association , focused on 72 patients with unilateral plantar fasciitis, who received either radial ESWT once a week for three weeks or corticosteroid ultrasound-guided injection consisting of one 1 mL dose of betamethasone sodium plus 0.5 mL of prilocaine.

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Study: Radial ESWT superior to corticosteroids for plantar fasciitis