Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 10; Issue 4 (August 2022)

Page No.: 4331-4335

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2022.144

Effectiveness of High Intensity Hilthera 4.0 Laser Treatment on Patients with Plantar Fasciitis

Azmi Abdul khan 1, Kim Wanho 2, Srikanth Babu Venga 3, Rasool Shaik 4.

*1 Primary Care Physician, HOD – Physio at Work, Menara group, Malaysia

2Orthopedic Facility, Kim Wanho Orthopedic Hospital, Seoul, Korea

3 Chief Physiotherapist, Physio at Work, Menara Group, Malaysia

4 Primary Care Physician, Group Managing Director – Menara Group, Malaysia

Corresponding Address: Dr. Azmi Abdul khan, No 23, Jalan Pelapik B U8/8, Seksyen U8, 40150, Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malayia. Tel: 03-7846 8101 E-mail: enquiry.physioatwork@gmail.com


Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. Conservative lines of treatment include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroid injections, Physiotherapy, stretching exercises and using heel pads or orthotics. The purpose of the study is to investigate the effects of high intensity Hilthera 4.0 laser treatment on pain and functional capacity in patients with acute plantar fasciitis. Total 30 participants were randomly recruited and were evaluated before the first treatment session and after 8 sessions of treatment with Hilthera 4.0 Laser.  Treatment Parameters are frequency (Hz) 25, one shot emission (MJ) 500, and a total energy 3000W for 15 minutes each session. Outcome measures are VAS score for measuring Pain and Foot Function Index score for measuring Foot Function. IBM SPSS version 16.0 software was used for statistical analysis. Paired sample t-tests are used to measure the pre and post test results. Results shows that there is a significant difference in VAS Score and Foot Function Score pre and post treatment with ‘p’ value < 0.05 when Hilthera 4.0 laser is used for pain and Foot function in patients with Plantar Fasciitis. In conclusion Hilthera 4.0 Laser Therapy is effective in treating pain and Functional limitation in patients with Plantar Fasciitis.

Key Words: Plantar Fasciitis, Hilthera 4.0 Laser Therapy, VAS Score, Foot Function Index Score.


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Cite this article: Azmi Abdul khan, Kim Wanho, Srikanth Babu Venga, Rasool Shaik.  Effectiveness of High Intensity Hilthera 4.0 Laser Treatment on Patients with Plantar Fasciitis. Int J Physiother Res 2022;10(4):4331-4335. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2022.144