Plantar Heel Pain – Research

Evidence as Potential positive in USVA review (2014); no updates

A review on acupuncture for plantar heel pain included 5 RCTs and the passive controlled RCTs reported statistically positive result for pain outcome, but only 2 RCTs were classified as high quality and no pooled result was presented to determine the size of the treatment effect (1) 


  1. Clark RJ, Tighe M. The effectiveness of acupuncture for plantar heel pain: a systematic review. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2012 Dec;30(4):298-306.