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J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2007;51(3):166-74.

The integration of acetic acid iontophoresis, orthotic therapy and physical rehabilitation for chronic plantar fasciitis: a case study.

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Advanced Health Recovery, 117 Limestone Crescent, North York, Ontario, Canada.


A 15-year-old female soccer player presented with chronic plantar fasciitis. She was treated with acetic acid iontophoresis and a combination of rehabilitation protocols, ultrasound, athletic taping, custom orthotics and soft tissue therapies with symptom resolution and return to full activities within a period of 6 weeks. She reported no significant return of symptoms post follow-up at 2 months. Acetic acid iontophoresis has shown promising results and further studies should be considered to determine clinical effectiveness. The combination of acetic acid iontophoresis with conservative treatments may promote recovery within a shorter duration compared to the use of one-method treatment approaches.


Acetic acid iontophoresis; custom orthotics and foot physical rehabilitation; heel pain; plantar fasciitis


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