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Acupuncture as a Therapeutic Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Updated: Sep 28, 2018

A recent systematic review evaluating all clinical trials on acupuncture for plantar fasciitis concluded that acupuncture is an effective treatment for the condition and that the evidence is comparable to other commonly-used interventions, such as stretching, night splints and dexamethasone. Accordingly, the US Department of Veteran Affairs and the Acupuncture Evidence Project concluded that acupuncture has a potentially positive effect for treating heel pain.

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