Study Compares Dry Needling Techniques for Relief from Heel Pain

PainRelief.com: What are the main findings?

Response: The main findings from the study were that both treatment alternatives were effective for PHP management, reducing mean and maximum pain since the first treatment session, with long lasting effects (52 weeks). However, the PNE treatment achieved better results than DN in the case of QoL at 52 weeks. .

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PainRelief.com: What should readers take away from your report?

Response: Minimally invasive therapies should be compared with other treatment modalities like PRP or other infiltrations (corticoid).

PainRelief.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this work?

Response: We are conducting now a secondary analysis with the data obtained during the study to analyze the cost-effectiveness of both modalities to compare them.

Citation:

Al-Boloushi Z, Gómez-Trullén EM, Bellosta-López P, López-Royo MP, Fernández D, Herrero P. Comparing two dry needling interventions for plantar heel pain: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial. J Orthop Surg Res. 2019;14(1):31. Published 2019 Jan 25. doi:10.1186/s13018-019-1066-4

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