Change and Clinical Significance of Plantar Fascia Thickness After ESWT

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National Taiwan University

Status

Completed

Conditions

Plantar Fasciitis

Treatments

Device: Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (Device)

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT00155324
9361701153

Details and patient eligibility

About

The aim of the study is to investigate the effect of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on the thickness of plantar fascia measured by ultrasonographic examination among patients with chronic plantar fascitis. The change of plantar fascia thickness will be correlated with clinical improvement.

Full description

The aim of the study is to investigate the effect of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on the thickness of plantar fascia measured by ultrasonographic examination among patients with chronic plantar fascitis. Two different dosage of ESWT will be applied, and the outcome will be followed 3 and 6 months after the treatment. The change of plantar fascia thickness will be correlated with clinical improvement, including the pain improvement, foot function, and quality of life at follow up.

Enrollment

60 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

19+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • diagnosed as plantar fasciitis for at least 6 months
  • refractory to other conservative treatments

Exclusion criteria

  • Acute infection of soft tissue/bone
  • Malignancy
  • Epiphysiolysis in the focus
  • Blood coagulation disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Patients with pacemaker
  • Foot deformity
  • Autoimmune disorders-related arthropahy
  • Sciatica
  • Previous treatment with ESWT

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Double Blind

Trial contacts and locations

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