Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a common cause of heel pain, it is associated with an important morbidity that leads to limitation in daily activities. Shockwave therapy (SWT) produces extracellular, interstitial and biological microscopic effects that stimulate the tissue regeneration by increasing the expression of growth factors, neovascularization and blood flow substitution.
Objectives: To evaluate the change of pain severity in patients with PF after the application of SWT
A total of 105 patients, 66 women and 39 men with a mean age of 53.6 years. The median of initial pain severity on VAS was 8, 95% CI [8-9], and the final median VAS was 5, 95% CI [5-6]. The median difference in pain severity between the first and the final session was 3 with 95% CI [2-3].
In our study shockwave therapy was effective reducing the intensity of pain in patients with PF that completed the intervention.
Carolina González Alvarado– Physical and Rehabilitation medicine Residente, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Nelson Orozco– Physical and Rehabilitation medicine, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Juan Camilo Mendoza Pulido– Physical and Rehabilitation medicine Proffesor, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Jorge Diaz Ruiz– Physical and Rehabilitation medicine Proffesor, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Otto Delgado– Physical and Rehabilitation medicine, CIFEL
Eduardo Benitez– Physical and Rehabilitation medicine, CIFEL