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Plantar fasciitis (PF) predominantly affects elderly and middle-aged individuals and is more frequent in runners or those whose employment requires standing. The available treatment options of PF mainly included non-operative treatments (e.g., plantar fascia and gastrocnemiussoleus muscle stretching, heel cups, arch supports, night splints, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), local corticosteroid injections) and operative management. However, no consensus has been reached regarding the most beneficial treatment method for PF.
Acupuncture has been used in the management of PF and the other musculoskeletal pain-related conditions for thousands of years. Recent two systematic reviews have found that acupuncture may reduce pain intensity and improve plantar function for patients with PF. However, there are methodological problems with small sample size, or not controlled with a placebo/waitlist group, or not account for the confounding effects of patients who experienced combination treatments in the design of the included acupuncture literature. Therefore, the placebo effect of acupuncture and a possible spontaneous remission for PF cannot be excluded and the beneficial effects of acupuncture for PF remained need to more assessment.
The investigators designed a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of Traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA), compared with sham acupuncture (SA) or being on a waitlist control group (no acupuncture treatment), for patients with chronic PF for ≥ 6 months. The hypothesis was that combined acupuncture and sham acupuncture will result in larger improvements in heel pain more than no acupuncture treatment in patients with chronic PF. Secondary hypotheses examined whether acupuncture reduce heel pain intensity more effectively than sham acupuncture or no acupuncture.
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Guang'anmen Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-12-10T01:21:18-0500
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Inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot (plantar fascia) causing HEEL pain. The plantar fascia (also called plantar aponeurosis) are bands of fibrous tissue extending from the calcaneal tuberosity to the TOES. The etiology of plantar fasciitis remains controversial but is likely to involve a biomechanical imbalance. Though often presenting along with HEEL SPUR, they do not appear to be causally related.
A type of massage in which finger pressure on specific body sites is used to promote healing, relieve fatigue, etc. Although the anatomical locations are the same as the ACUPUNCTURE POINTS used in ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (hence acu-), no needle or other acupuncture technique is employed in acupressure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed). Shiatsu is a modern outgrowth that focuses more on prevention than healing.
Analgesia produced by the insertion of ACUPUNCTURE needles at certain ACUPUNCTURE POINTS on the body. This activates small myelinated nerve fibers in the muscle which transmit impulses to the spinal cord and then activate three centers - the spinal cord, midbrain and pituitary/hypothalamus - to produce analgesia.
Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.
Acupuncture therapy by inserting needles in the ear. It is used to control pain and for treating various ailments.
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