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Research: Shockwave treatment or Injections for plantar fasciitis?


What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a very common problem and affects a large number of people at some stage of their life. It is one of the most common sources of foot / heel pain. People often experience it as pain under the heel upon waking up, after standing for longer periods of time, or when sitting in a fixed position for a while.

It is commonly seen in people who are on their feet constantly with work e.g teachers, cleaners, nurses, or trades people and people who are very active in running or impact sports like jogging or tennis.

Treatment Options?

A recent study comparing the use of injections of platelet rich plasma or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) showed that both are effective treatments.

Both modalities resulted in significant clinical improvement with no complications reported. No statistically significant differences were reported between the two test groups.

And why undergo injections when a non-invasive, no allergy risk, fast and effective lithotripsy shockwave treatment works just as well? Contact QLS for a free and quick conversation to talk about how we can help.

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Naman Goel, Jatin Talwar, Sarang Agarwal, Loveneesh G. Krishna, Ashish Rustagi. A comparative study between intralesional platelet rich plasma injection and extracorporeal shockwave therapy for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Journal of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery, 2021. ISSN 2214-9635,

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