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Is cold laser therapy effective in treating plantar fasciitis?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Not really!: A corticosteroid injection with shoe inserts are your least expensive and best bets!
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
Podiatry 41 years experience
Cold Laser: As a stand alone therapy, it may not be adequate as a treatment. Plantar fasciitis is a complex condition with both biomechanical and metabolic influences. As such, we address the biomechanics with stretching exercises, muscle strengthening and orthotics. We address the inflammation by supporting the pathways of detoxification and cellular repair. This makes for the best long term result.

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Last updated Jul 23, 2018

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