Photobiomodulation therapy is an effective treatment modality to reduce pain and improvement of foot function in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis.

Photobiomodulation therapy is an effective treatment modality to reduce pain and improvement of foot function in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis.

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Photobiomodul Photomed Laser Surg. 2019 May 20. Epub 2019 May 20. PMID: 31107161

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Parameters and Effects of Photobiomodulation in Plantar Fasciitis: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review.

Abstract: 

This systematic review and meta-analysis updated the effects of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) on pain, the Foot Function Index (FFI), and the effects on fascial thickness in adults with acute or chronic plantar fasciitis (PF).A systematic literature search was conducted in the PubMed (Public/Publisher MEDLINE), EMBASE (Excerpta Medica Database), and CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) databases. Two researchers independently screened titles and abstracts of the retrieved studies for eligibility. A random-effects model was used for this meta-analysis. Subgroup meta-analyses were conducted to evaluate the influence of PBMT in pain and foot function under investigation and the study design on the overall weighted mean effect size.From a total of 3865 studies, 7 randomized controlled trials were selected after final review and 4 were selected for meta-analysis. There was a significant difference between PBMT and control for Visual Analog Scale (Chi = 29.30; 

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