Journal of Korean Foot and Ankle Society

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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Inclusion Criteria

• Age 10~65 years
• Diagnosis of plantar fasciitis - Local tenderness on the medial calcaneal tuberosity
- Plantar pain when walking (VAS ≥4)
- Plantar pain with the first few steps after getting out of bed (VAS ≥4)
• Patients with persistent pain (VAS ≥4), despite conservative treatments for more than 3 months - Patients who have passed more than a week from the last conservative treatments including oral NSAIDs or steroids medication, local steroids injection, physical therapy (plantar fascia-specific stretching, ultrasound, ESWT, TENS, taping, etc.), night splint, and orthosis
• Patients who have consented to not receiving the following treatments during the study period that may affect the outcomes - Oral pain-killer (NSAIDs, acetaminophen, and steroids, etc.)
- Local steroids injection
- Physical therapy (plantar fascia-specific stretching, ultrasound, TENS, and taping, etc.)
- Night splint and orthosis

VAS: visual analogue scale, NSAID: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, ESWT: extracorporeal shockwave treatment, TENS: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.

J Korean Foot Ankle Soc 2022;26:84-7
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