Plantar Fasciitis Li Hastalarda Ekstrakorporeal Şok Dalga ve Düşük Yoğunluklu Lazer Uygulamasının Ağrı ve Ayak Fonksiyonları Üzerine Etkisinin Incelenmesi.
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Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot disorders in the adult population.The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of ESWT and LLIT on pain and foot function in the patients with plantar fasciitis. 73 patients were enrolled in the trial. Patients were randomly assigned to receive orthotic supports, exercise and ESWT given weekly for 3 weeks to a total dose of at least 2000 mJ mm2 or orthotic supports, exercise and LILT given three times weekly for ten days at a dose of 0-5,6 j cm2 or orthotic supports and exercise only.After treatment completion and at 12 weeks, there were significant improvements in overall, morning and post walking pain in all groups.Laser group showed better improvement than the others.A significant increase was seen in foot functions in all groups. There was no significant difference for the foot function of the three groups after treatment.In conclusion,LILT is more effective treatment than ESWT in the treatment of plantar fasciitis.