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Shahimoridi D, Mollahossaeini M, Vazirinejad R. The Effect of Low Power Laser in The Treatment of the Plantar Fasciitis. JRUMS. 2012; 11 (6) :537-544
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  Background and Objectives: Plantar fasciitis has very important performance in function of the foot that this is which causes the arc of the foot. Long strech on this fascia causes inflammation and calcaneal pain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of low power laser in the treatment of plantar fasciitis.

  Materials and Methods: This study was a double blinded clinical trial conducted on a consecutively selected sample of 50 patients from 9 February 2010 to 11 January 2011 in Fattemieh Physiotherapy Clinic of Rafsanjan. Patients who were all suffering from plantar fascilitis were divided in two equal groups randomly. Two research methods were included: laser and placebo. Intensity of local pain, radicular pain, sensitivity to palpation and morning pain were assessed in 1st, 5th and 10th sessions. For data analysis bilateral ANOVA, touky and X2 were used.

  Results: The results of this study showed that low power Laser has been significantly effective in reduction of local pain of the plantar fasciitis (p<0.0001). In the 10th session X2 test revealed that laser can be effective in the reduction of redicular pain, sensitivity to palpation and morning pain of the plantar fasciitis (p<0.0001).

  Conclusion: This study indicated that in the 10th session, laser can be effective in the reduction of local pain, redicular pain, morning pain and improving of sensitivity to palpation of the plantar fasciitis.

  Key words: Low Power Laser, Plantar Fasciitis, Treatment

 

  Funding: This research was funded by Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences.

  Conflict of interest: None declared.

  Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences approved this study .

 

  How to cite this article : Shahimoridi D, Mollahossaeini M, Vazirinejad R . The Effect of Low Power Laser in The Treatment of the Plantar Fasciitis . J Rafsanjan Univ Med Scie 2012 11(6): 537-44. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Rehabilitation
Received: 2013/01/14

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