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A Comparison of the Effect of Low-Level Laser Therapy versus Ultrasound Therapy in Patients with Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

Author(s): Jothi Prasanna K, Namgyal Doma Sherpa and Sivakumar VPR

Objective: To compare the effects of low-level laser therapy and ultrasound therapy in subjects with chronic plantar fasciitis in reducing pain and improving function.

Methods: Experimental study design, Comparative study type. 30 subjects were selected and divided into 2 groups & each group consisted of 15 members assessed with Foot function index and Visual analogue scale.

Results: Statistical analysis was done by using paired ‘t’ test which showed significant improvement in both groups. Therefore, there is a significant difference between Group-A and Group-B, showing that low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is more effective than the ultrasound(US) therapy with exercises on chronic plantar fasciitis (p <0.05).

Conclusion: Low-level laser therapy has shown significant result in reduction of pain and improving function in subjects with chronic plantar fasciitis