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VOLUME 6 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2019 ) > List of Articles


Photobiomodulation a Promising Therapeutic Modality in Plantar Fasciitis

Karan Jindal, Prasoon Kumar

Keywords : Foot, Pain, Photobiomodulation therapy, Plantar fasciitis

Citation Information : Jindal K, Kumar P. Photobiomodulation a Promising Therapeutic Modality in Plantar Fasciitis. J Foot Ankle Surg Asia-Pacific 2019; 6 (2):39-40.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1108

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Plantar fascia is inflammation of the connective tissues in the foot, a common cause of heel pain in adults. The currently available treatment protocol may require 6–12 months of therapy to get an individual to pain-free. Photobiomodulation (PBM) a type of laser therapy, which elicits biological changes in tissues resulting in beneficial therapeutic effects. Evidence supports the use of PBM for the degenerative conditions like tendinopathy and epicondylitis, osteoarthritis, peripheral nerve degeneration. Similarly, the use of PBM in plantar fasciitis (PF) shows a promising result.

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