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[Differential diagnosis of heel pain].

Orthopade 2019 Feb 11. Epub 2019 Feb 11.

Klinik für Orthopädische Chirurgie und Traumatologie des Bewegungsapparats, Sektion Fuß- und Sprunggelenkchirurgie, Kantonspital St. Gallen, Rorschacher Str. 95, 9007, St. Gallen, Schweiz.

"Heel pain" describes a very common reason for foot orthopedic consultation and the further differential diagnostic investigation is crucial for the choice of correct treatment. In the treatment of frequent underlying diseases, such as plantar fasciitis or insertional tendinopathy of the Achilles tendon, a variety of modern strategies are available. Rarer diseases, such as tumors or nerve entrapment syndromes must be delineated and correctly classified. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00132-019-03690-0DOI Listing
February 2019
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Efficacy of Ultrasound-Guided Pulsed Radiofrequency for Recalcitrant Metatarsalgia .

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 2018 Nov;108(6):532-534

Metatarsalgia is characterized by pain in the forefoot, which is associated with increased stress over the metatarsal head region. Despite the availability of a variety of conservative or surgical treatments for this condition, a few cases have demonstrated relapse or poor response to treatment. Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) can provide pain relief in patients with diverse chronic conditions without causing neural injury. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7547/17-147DOI Listing
November 2018
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Cupping with neural glides for the management of peripheral neuropathic plantar foot pain: a case study.

J Man Manip Ther 2019 Feb 14;27(1):54-61. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

KORT Physical Therapy, Lexington, KY, USA.

: Plantar foot pain of neural origin is a challenging diagnosis to identify and treat. The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the novel way in which cupping was utilized in conjunction with neural glides to better diagnose and manage a patient who presented with symptoms of peripheral neuropathic plantar foot pain. : A 65-year-old male presented to physical therapy with the diagnosis of plantar fasciitis by an orthopedic surgeon. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10669817.2018.1514355DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6338277PMC
February 2019
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Regenerative efficacy of therapeutic quality platelet-rich plasma injections versus phonophoresis with kinesiotaping for the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis: A prospective randomized pilot study.

Asian J Transfus Sci 2018 Jul-Dec;12(2):105-111

Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigargh, India.

Background: Plantar fasciitis (PF) a common chronic musculoskeletal pain routinely diagnosed and treated in rehabilitation practices. When conservative management fails in this degenerative disease, local injections of corticosteroids, platelet rich plasma (PRP), botulinum toxin, extracorporeal shockwave therapy, surgical release are used. In our prospective randomized pilot study we compared the regenerative efficacy of Platelet Rich Plasma vs Kinesiotaping with phonophoresis who were resistant to conservative management of PF. Read More

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http://www.ajts.org/text.asp?2018/12/2/105/247989
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ajts.AJTS_48_17DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6327765PMC
January 2019
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Minimally invasive non-surgical management of plantar fasciitis: A systematic review.

J Bodyw Mov Ther 2019 Jan 1;23(1):122-137. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Universidad San Jorge, iPhysio Research Group, Campus Universitario, Autov. A23, km 299, 50830, Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, Spain. Electronic address:

Background: Minimally invasive non-surgical techniques have been widely used worldwide to treat musculoskeletal injuries. Of these techniques, injectable pharmaceutical agents are the most commonly employed treatments, with corticosteroids being the most widely used drugs. The aim of this article is to review current scientific evidence as well as the effectiveness of minimally invasive non-surgical techniques, either alone or combined, for the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2018.05.002DOI Listing
January 2019
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Radial extracorporeal shock wave device appearance does not influence clinical outcomes: A randomized controlled trial.

J Rehabil Med 2019 01 22. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Blanquerna School of Health Sciences, Ramon Llull University, 08025 Barcelona, Spain.

Objective: To determine whether the appearance of a radial extracorporeal shock wave device affects clinical outcomes in chronic plantar fasciitis.

Study Design: Randomized controlled parallel assessor-blinded clinical trial.

Material And Methods: A total of 135 patients were assigned to 3 groups: group I, standard radial extracorporeal shock wave device; group II, standard radial extracorporeal shock wave device modified to give a more sophisticated appearance; group III, standard radial extracorporeal shock wave device modified to give a more austere appearance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2516DOI Listing
January 2019
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The clinical outcome of endoscopic plantar fascia release: A current concept review.

Foot Ankle Surg 2018 Dec 23. Epub 2018 Dec 23.

International Center for Hip, Knee and Foot Surgery, ATOS Clinic, Heidelberg, Germany. Electronic address:

Purpose: To clarify whether endoscopic plantar fascia release is safe and effective in the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis. Secondary goals were a. to compare the clinical outcome between EPFR and non-operative treatment and b. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fas.2018.12.006DOI Listing
December 2018
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Clinical efficacy of low-level laser therapy in plantar fasciitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Jan;98(3):e14088

Department of Rehabilitation.

Background: Emerging evidence suggests that low-level laser therapy (LLLT) for plantar fasciitis (PF) may be beneficial. However, the convincing study investigating its effectiveness for treatment of PF was scarce. Therefore, a systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to assess whether LLLT significantly relieve pain of patients with PF. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000014088DOI Listing
January 2019
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Effectiveness of Foot Biomechanical Orthoses to Relieve Patients Suffering from Plantar : Is the Reduction of Pain Related to Change in Neural Strategy?

Biomed Res Int 2018 12;2018:3594150. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, UMR 7287 Institut des Sciences du Mouvement: Etienne-Jules MAREY (ISM), Equipe Plasticité des Systèmes Nerveux et Musculaire (PSNM), Parc Scientifique et Technologique de Luminy, Faculté des Sciences du Sport de Marseille, CC910 - 163 avenue de Luminy, 13288 Marseille Cedex 09, France.

Plantar is a cause of chronic pain under the heel and bottom of the foot. One of the treatments to reduce pain consists of using plantar orthoses to address specific imbalances during foot placement or gait. The aim of the present study was to determine if reduction of pain with a treatment based on plantar orthoses is related to changes in reflexes and muscle activity of the muscles of the lower limbs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/3594150DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6311243PMC
December 2018
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Psoriatic fasciitis in a pediatric patient: A case report.

World J Clin Cases 2019 Jan;7(1):69-72

Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, Pamukkale University School of Medicine, Denizli 20070, Turkey.

Background: Diffuse fasciitis with psoriatic arthritis on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has not been previously described in childhood. Here we present the first case report of a pediatric patient developing fasciitis, beyond plantar fasciitis, with psoriatic arthritis.

Case Summary: An 11-year-old female was admitted with the complaints of psoriatic rash on the body associated with severe pain in the lower extremities and arthritis in the right knee. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12998/wjcc.v7.i1.69DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6327131PMC
January 2019
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Radiofrequency Microtenotomy with Concurrent Gastrocnemius Recession Improves Postoperative Vitality Scores in the Treatment of Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis.

Ann Acad Med Singapore 2018 Dec;47(12):509-515

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

Introduction: Gastrocnemius recession and radiofrequency microtenotomy treat plantar fascia via different mechanisms. While studies have shown additive effects in performing plantar fasciotomy in conjunction with gastrocnemius recession, no such study exists examining the effects of performing radiofrequency microtenotomy with gastrocnemius recession. We hypothesised that performing both gastrocnemius recession and radiofrequency microtenotomy concurrently for recalcitrant plantar fasciitis is more effective than performing either procedure individually. Read More

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December 2018
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evaluation of Musculoskeletal Diseases of Ankle and Foot.

Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ) 2018 Jan.-Mar;16(61):28-34

Department of Orthopedics, B and C Teaching Hospital, Birtamod, Jhapa.

Background Ankle and foot pain is a common clinical problem, that may be due to a variety of soft tissue and osseus abnormalities. Magnetic resonance imaging plays vital role for diagnosing internal derangement of the ankle joint, assessing soft tissue structures around the ankle such as tendons, ligaments, nerves and osseus structures. Method Retrospective magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of the ankle and foot was done in 100 patients using 0. Read More

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January 2019
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Similar effect of ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma versus platelet-poor plasma injections for chronic plantar fasciitis.

Foot (Edinb) 2018 Nov 28;38:30-33. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Second Department of Orthopaedics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine, Athens, Greece.

Background: There are conflicting reports regarding the therapeutic effect of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) versus autologous whole-blood (platelet poor plasma, PPP) injections for plantar fasciitis. Therefore, this study was conducted to compare the effectiveness of a single ultrasound (US)-guided PRP versus PPP injection in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis.

Materials And Methods: 36 patients were recruited with clinical and sonographic evidence of chronic (>6 months) plantar fasciitis, refractory to analgesics and physical therapy in a double-blinded, randomized, prospective study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foot.2018.11.003DOI Listing
November 2018
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Clinical effects of extracorporeal shock-wave therapy and ultrasound-guided local corticosteroid injections for plantar fasciitis in adults: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(50):e13687

Articular Orthopaedics, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China.

Background: The argument on whether extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (ESWT) and corticosteroid injections (CSIs) exert an equivalent pain control or which is the better treatment for plantar fasciitis (PF) in adults remains to be resolved. It is important and necessary to conduct a meta-analysis to make a relatively more credible and overall assessment about which treatment method performs better pain control in treatment of PF in adults.

Methods: From the inception to July 2018, the Embase, PubMed, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library electronic databases were searched for all relevant studies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000013687DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6320028PMC
December 2018
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Foot arch deformation and plantar fascia loading during running with rearfoot strike and forefoot strike: A dynamic finite element analysis.

J Biomech 2019 Jan 8;83:260-272. Epub 2018 Dec 8.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Shenzhen Research Institute, Shenzhen, China; Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China. Electronic address:

Forefoot strike becomes popular among runners because it facilitates better impact attenuation. However, forefoot strike may overload the plantar fascia and impose risk of plantar fasciitis. This study aimed to examine and compare the foot arch deformation and plantar fascia tension between different foot strike techniques in running using a computational modelling approach. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2018.12.007DOI Listing
January 2019
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Extracorporeal shock wave therapy versus other therapeutic methods for chronic plantar fasciitis.

Foot Ankle Surg 2018 Nov 13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Tianjin First Center Hospital, Fukang Road No. 24, Nankai District, Tianjin, 300192, China. Electronic address:

Background: To conduct a meta-analysis comparing the efficacy of general ESWT with that of other therapies and to assess its effectiveness in chronic plantar fasciitis.

Methods: A literature search was performed in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science and the Cochrane Library for information from the earliest date of data collection to March 2018. Studies comparing the benefits and risks of extracorporeal shock wave therapy with those of other therapies for chronic plantar fasciitis were included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fas.2018.11.002DOI Listing
November 2018
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Piezoelectric focal waves application in the treatment of plantar fascitis.

Rev Esp Cir Ortop Traumatol 2018 Nov 19. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Servicio de Medicina Física y Rehabilitación, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, España.

Introduction: Plantar fasciitis (PF) is one of the most frequent causes of thalalgia and disability. The effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave therapy is an ideal alternative to conservative treatments.

Objetive: To evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment with Piezoelectric Focal Shock Waves with echographic support and maintenance of the effect at 3 and 6 months. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.recot.2018.09.002DOI Listing
November 2018
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Effect of toe dorsiflexion on the regional distribution of plantar fascia shear wave velocity.

Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 2019 Jan 8;61:11-15. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Laboratory Movement, Interactions, Performance (EA 4334), Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Nantes, Nantes, France; Institut universitaire de France (IUF), Paris, France.

Background: The plantar fascia is exposed to repetitive tensile stress induced by cyclic loads associated with daily activities, such as walking and running. Due to overuse or abnormal foot alignment, insertional and distal (i.e. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S02680033183063
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2018.11.003DOI Listing
January 2019
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Platelet-Rich Plasma Has Better Long-Term Results Than Corticosteroids or Placebo for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: Randomized Control Trial.

J Foot Ankle Surg 2019 Jan 15;58(1):42-46. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil University School of Medicine, Navi Mumbai, India.

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a supersaturated concentration of autologous platelets that augments the natural healing response of fascia. Previous studies have shown the superiority of PRP over corticosteroids (CS) for chronic plantar fasciitis. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S10672516183028
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.jfas.2018.07.006DOI Listing
January 2019
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Obesity-Related Foot Pain: Diagnosis and Surgical Planning.

Clin Podiatr Med Surg 2019 Jan 25;36(1):141-151. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

DeKalb Medical Center, 2701 North Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033, USA.

Obese patients are at higher risk for surgical complications and consist of a large portion of podiatric patients. Obese patients are additionally at increased risk of developing specific podiatric conditions, and it is important to be able to identify and appropriately treat these conditions accordingly. Initially, conservative treatment is adequate for a variety of pathologic conditions related to obesity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpm.2018.08.008DOI Listing
January 2019
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Corticosteroid injection is the best treatment in plantar fasciitis if combined with controlled training.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2018 Nov 15. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Institute of Sports Medicine Copenhagen, Department of Orthopedic Surgery M, Bispebjerg Hospital and Center for Healthy Aging, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Purpose: Plantar fasciitis is a very common (lifetime incidence ~ 10%) and long-lasting injury with major impact on daily function. Combining corticosteroid injection and physical training (strength training and stretching) was hypothesized to result in a superior effect compared to each treatment separately.

Methods: A single blinded randomized controlled superiority trial conducted in 2013-2014 with a 2-year follow-up (end Sept 2016). Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00167-018-5234-6
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00167-018-5234-6DOI Listing
November 2018
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Comparison of efficacy of shock-wave therapy versus corticosteroids in plantar fasciitis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2018 Nov 13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Department of Orthopedics, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430022, China.

Background: Corticosteroid (CS) injections have been proven to be effective in ameliorating symptoms of plantar fasciitis. Shock-wave (SW) therapy is another common treatment of plantar fasciitis, and several meta-analyses have documented its advantages when compared to placebo treatment. Despite this, few studies have focused on comparing the use of CS and SW in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00402-018-3071-1DOI Listing
November 2018
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Foot problems as a risk factor for falls in community-dwelling older people: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Maturitas 2018 Dec 2;118:7-14. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, 2258, Australia.

Background: Foot problems are common in older people. The objective of this systematic review was to determine whether foot problems increase the risk of falling in community-dwelling older people.

Methods: Electronic databases were searched from inception to May 2018. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S03785122183057
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2018.10.001DOI Listing
December 2018
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Predictors of plantar fasciitis in Thai novice conscripts after 10-week military training: A prospective study.

Phys Ther Sport 2019 Jan 9;35:29-35. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Electronic address:

Objective: To identify the individual, anatomical, and biomechanical predictors of plantar fasciitis among novice conscripts.

Design: A prospective cohort study.

Setting: Military training camp in Bangkok, Thailand. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1466853X183017
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.10.004DOI Listing
January 2019
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Effect of Gender, Toe Extension Position, and Plantar Fasciitis on Plantar Fascia Thickness.

Foot Ankle Int 2018 Nov 9:1071100718811631. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

3 Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA.

Background:: Ultrasound is a widely used diagnostic tool for patients with plantar fasciitis. However, the lack of standardization during the measurement for plantar fascia thickness has made it challenging to understand the etiology of plantar fasciitis, as well as identify risk factors, such as gender. The purpose of this study was to investigate gender differences regarding plantar fascia thickness while controlling for metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint position in the healthy and those with unilateral plantar fasciitis. Read More

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1071100718811631
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1071100718811631DOI Listing
November 2018
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Comparative effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave, ultrasound, low-level laser therapy, noninvasive interactive neurostimulation, and pulsed radiofrequency treatment for treating plantar fasciitis: A systematic review and network meta-analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Oct;97(43):e12819

Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Xiyuan Hospital of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.

Background: Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of adult heel pain. The aim of this study is to comprehensively compare the effectiveness of various therapies for plantar fasciitis using network meta-analysis.

Methods: Studies were comprehensively searched on Embase, MEDLINE via PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) up to December 4, 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000012819DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6221608PMC
October 2018
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Electrical dry needling as an adjunct to exercise, manual therapy and ultrasound for plantar fasciitis: A multi-center randomized clinical trial.

PLoS One 2018 31;13(10):e0205405. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Alcorcón, Spain.

Study Design: Randomized, single-blinded, multi-center, parallel-group trial.

Objectives: To compare the effects of adding electrical dry needling into a program of manual therapy, exercise and ultrasound on pain, function and related-disability in individuals with plantar fasciitis (PF).

Background: The isolated application of electrical dry needling, manual therapy, exercise, and ultrasound has been found to be effective for PF. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6209187PMC
October 2018
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Should I Stay or Should I Go? A Prospective, Blinded Study Comparing the Diagnostic Capability of Dynamic and Stationary Pedobarography in Plantar Fasciitis.

J Foot Ankle Surg 2018 Nov - Dec;57(6):1181-1185

Professor and Radiation Oncologist, Department of Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology, Saarland University Hospital, Hamburg, Germany.

The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic capability of a dynamic gait analysis insole and compare its ability to detect clinical correlations to a common stationary analysis tool. Twenty-five patients with chronic plantar fasciitis were included in this prospective, blinded, diagnostic study. Conventional, stationary gait analysis on a force plate on an even surface and continuous dynamic pedobarography on a standardized course consisting of different gait tasks were performed and correlated to the disease severity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.jfas.2018.06.015DOI Listing
October 2017
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Current Clinical Recommendations for Use of Platelet-Rich Plasma.

Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med 2018 Dec;11(4):624-634

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University, 450 Broadway St, Redwood City, CA, USA.

Purpose Of Review: This review evaluates current clinical literature on the use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), including leukocyte-rich PRP (LR-PRP) and leukocyte-poor PRP (LP-PRP), in order to develop evidence-based recommendations for various musculoskeletal indications.

Recent Findings: Abundant high-quality evidence supports the use of LR-PRP injection for lateral epicondylitis and LP-PRP for osteoarthritis of the knee. Moderate high-quality evidence supports the use of LR-PRP injection for patellar tendinopathy and of PRP injection for plantar fasciitis and donor site pain in patellar tendon graft BTB ACL reconstruction. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s12178-018-9527-7
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12178-018-9527-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6220007PMC
December 2018
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Assessment of Passive Stiffness of Medial and Lateral Heads of Gastrocnemius Muscle, Achilles Tendon, and Plantar Fascia at Different Ankle and Knee Positions Using the MyotonPRO.

Med Sci Monit 2018 Oct 23;24:7570-7576. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Department of Rehabilitation, Clinical Medicine College of Acupuncture and Rehabilitation, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China (mainland).

BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the passive stiffness of the medial and lateral gastrocnemius (MG and LG), Achilles tendon (AT), and plantar fascia (PF) at different ankle and knee positions. MATERIAL AND METHODS Stiffness was assessed using a portable hand-held device (MyotonPRO). In 30 healthy participants (15 males, 15 females) with the knee fully extended or flexed 90°, stiffness of the MG, LG, AT, and PF was measured at 50° plantar flexion, 0° (neutral position), and 25° dorsiflexion (not for AT) of the ankle joint by passive joint rotation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12659/MSM.909550DOI Listing
October 2018
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Clinical and imaging effects of corticosteroids and platelet-rich plasma for the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis: A comparative non randomized prospective study.

Foot Ankle Surg 2018 Feb 9. Epub 2018 Feb 9.

Orthopedic surgery and traumatology service, Complejo Asistencial Universitario de León, Gerencia Regional de Salud de Castilla y León (SACYL), Spain. Electronic address:

The purpose is to compare the effectiveness and imaging changes (US and MRI) between PRP and corticoids injections for the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis, using clinical results evaluated by the visual analogue scale (VAS), the AOFAS clinical rating system and the modified Roles and Maudsley score, and using imaging results (US and MRI). Our hypothesis is that PRP infiltrations are a more effective therapeutic method than infiltrations with corticosteroids. A single-centre, non randomized, prospective study of 40 consecutive patients (40 feet) with plantar fasciitis who had not responded to conservative treatment for at least 6 months was undertaken. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fas.2018.01.005DOI Listing
February 2018
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Gastrocnemius tightness: A population based observational study.

Foot Ankle Surg 2018 Apr 12. Epub 2018 Apr 12.

Foot & Ankle Unit, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore HA7 4LP, United Kingdom.

Background: Gastrocnemius tightness is believed to be associated with multiple musculoskeletal pathologies such as back pain, plantar fasciitis and metatarsalgia. Although surgical treatment of gastrocnemius tightness is gaining popularity the objective definition of a gastrocnemius contracture has not been determined. The aim of our study was therefore to quantify gastrocnemius tightness in a normal population. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S12687731183012
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fas.2018.04.002DOI Listing
April 2018
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Thickness of plantar fascia is not predictive of functional outcome in plantar fasciitis treatment.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Nov 9;52(6):442-446. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Bursa High Specialty Research and Training Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Bursa, Turkey. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of this study was to define a quantitative parameter to indicate which cases of plantar fasciitis will benefit from local corticosteroid injection or ESWT and to compare the efficacy of two different treatment modalities.

Methods: Seventy patients (mean age: 49.10; range: 41-58) with chronic plantar fasciitis unresponsive to conservative treatment for 3 months were treated with either betamethasone injection or extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aott.2018.01.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6318475PMC
November 2018
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Characterization of the structure, cells, and cellular mechanobiological response of human plantar fascia.

J Tissue Eng 2018 Jan-Dec;9:2041731418801103. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

MechanoBiology Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

In this study, we report that human plantar fascia consists of two distinct tissues with differential structural properties. These tissues also contain stem/progenitor cells with differential biological properties. The mechanobiological responses of these two plantar fascia stem cells also differ in terms of expression of collagen I and IV, non-ligament-related genes, and proinflammatory genes. Read More

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2041731418801103
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2041731418801103DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6170959PMC
October 2018
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Platelet-rich plasma: myth or reality?

Radiologia 2018 Nov - Dec;60(6):465-475. Epub 2018 Sep 28.

Sección de Radiología Musculoesquelética, Servicio de Radiodiagnóstico, Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, Granada, España.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a preparation for therapeutic purposes that is increasingly accepted for various musculoskeletal disorders, due to its theoretical potential to repair tissues with poor healing capacity. Several randomised clinical trials have investigated the capacity of PRP to repair tendons, ligaments, muscles and cartilage, and to date there is level 1a evidence to support its use for lateral epicondylitis, osteoarthritis of the knee, plantar fasciitis and rotator cuff tendinopathy; and level 1b for patellar tendinopathy and osteoarthritis of the hip. Retrospective cohort studies and case series describe promising results with PRP for treating other musculoskeletal disorders. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rx.2018.08.006DOI Listing
September 2018
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Correction to: Neural therapy of an athlete's chronic plantar fasciitis: a case report and review of the literature.

J Med Case Rep 2018 Oct 1;12(1):289. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Department of Sports Medicine, Institute of Sports Sciences, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Ginnheimer Landstr. 39, 60487, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

In the publication of this article [1], there are reference errors in four positions the respective references are missing since reference Fischer [26] was omitted. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6166294PMC
October 2018
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Platelet-rich plasma in the foot and ankle.

Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med 2018 Dec;11(4):616-623

Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1400 S. Germantown Rd, Germantown, 38138, TN, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Platelet-rich plasma has become an increasingly popular treatment option within the orthopedic community to biologically enhance and stimulate difficult-to-heal musculoskeletal tissues. This review evaluates the recent literature on platelet-rich plasma use in the treatment of foot and ankle pathologies.

Recent Findings: Recent literature has demonstrated platelet-rich plasma to have a possible benefit in the treatment of Achilles pathology, chronic plantar fasciitis, osteochondral lesions of the talus, ankle osteoarthritis, and diabetic foot ulcers. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s12178-018-9522-z
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12178-018-9522-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6220005PMC
December 2018
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Consider Muscle Strengthening for Plantar Fasciitis.

Am Fam Physician 2018 Oct;98(7):407

La Quinta, CA, USA.

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October 2018
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Plantar fasciopathy: A current concepts review.

EFORT Open Rev 2018 Aug 29;3(8):485-493. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Unit, Hospital Universitario Quironsalud Madrid, Spain; Faculty of Medicine, UEM Madrid, Spain.

Plantar fasciopathy is very prevalent, affecting one in ten people in their lifetime.Around 90% of cases will resolve within 12 months with conservative treatment.Gastrocnemius tightness has been associated with dorsiflexion stiffness of the ankle and plantar fascia injury. Read More

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https://online.boneandjoint.org.uk/doi/10.1302/2058-5241.3.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1302/2058-5241.3.170080DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6134886PMC
August 2018
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Common Foot Problems: Over-the-Counter Treatments and Home Care.

Am Fam Physician 2018 Sep;98(5):298-303

Virginia Commonwealth University Fairfax Family Practice, Fairfax, VA, USA.

Most foot disorders do not require podiatry referral or complex interventions. After the clinical diagnosis is made, these conditions can typically be managed with over-the-counter (OTC) and home remedies, with guidance from the primary care physician. Stretching and strengthening exercises, along with the use of heel cups, resolve most plantar fasciitis cases and are at least as effective as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or steroid injections. Read More

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September 2018
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Effects of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of plantar fasciitis: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Authors:
Yan Ling Shu Wang

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Sep;97(37):e12110

Department of Rehabilitation, Shandong Sports Hospital, Jinan, China.

Background: Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain, which often results in significant morbidity. There have been several treatment options that are used for plantar fasciitis, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, orthoses, physical therapy, and steroid injections.

Objectives: The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare the effects of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and other treatments in patients with plantar fasciitis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000012110DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6156022PMC
September 2018
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The effect of isometric exercise on pain in individuals with plantar fasciopathy: A randomized crossover trial.

Scand J Med Sci Sports 2018 Dec 1;28(12):2643-2650. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Research Unit for General Practice in Aalborg, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University, Aalborg East, Denmark.

Isometric exercise is commonly recommended for immediate pain relief in individuals suffering from lower limb tendinopathies, despite the limited evidence supporting its analgesic effect. Due to the similarities between plantar fasciopathy and tendinopathies, the aim of this trial was to investigate the acute effect of isometric exercise on pain, compared to isotonic exercise, or walking, in individuals with plantar fasciopathy. We recruited 20 individuals with plantar fasciopathy for this prospectively-registered, participant-blinded, randomized, superiority crossover trial (ClinicalTrials. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sms.13296DOI Listing
December 2018
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Efficacy of platelet-rich plasma as conservative treatment in orthopaedics: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Blood Transfus 2018 Nov 3;16(6):502-513. Epub 2018 Sep 3.

Italian National Blood Centre, National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy.

Background: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the benefit of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in non-surgical orthopaedic procedures.

Material And Methods: We searched the Cochrane Wounds Specialized Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE (through PUBMED), Embase, and SCOPUS. We also searched clinical trials registries for ongoing and unpublished studies and checked reference lists to identify additional studies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2450/2018.0111-18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6214820PMC
November 2018
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Clinical effectiveness of multi-wavelength photobiomodulation therapy as an adjunct to extracorporeal shock wave therapy in the management of plantar fasciitis: a randomized controlled trial.

Lasers Med Sci 2018 Sep 7. Epub 2018 Sep 7.

Department of Basic Science for Physical Therapy, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.

The goal of our study was to investigate the cumulative effect of combining medium-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) and photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT), as well as to compare between their relative effectiveness in the management of plantar fasciitis (PF). One hundred twenty participants with chronic PF, more than 6 months with failure to respond to conservative treatment, were randomly assigned into four equal groups. Participants received either ESWT with PBMT, ESWT (once a week), PBMT (three times a week), or sham-PBMT (three times a week) for three consecutive weeks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10103-018-2632-4DOI Listing
September 2018
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The age dependent change in the incidence of calcaneal spur.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Sep 28;52(5):367-371. Epub 2018 Aug 28.

Bağcılar Training and Research Hospital, Department of Radiology, İstanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between the calcaneal spur incidence and age, gender and side.

Methods: Lateral ankle X-rays of 1335 patients (550 (41.2%) females and 758 (58. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aott.2018.06.013DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6204473PMC
September 2018
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Treatment of infected Achilles tendinitis and overlying soft tissue defect using an anterolateral thigh free flap in an elderly patient: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Aug;97(35):e11995

The Research Center for Advanced Image and Information Technology, School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Chonbuk, Republic of Korea.

Introduction: Infected segmental loss of the Achilles tendon with overlying soft tissue and skin defect remains a more complex reconstructive challenge. Here, we present a functional reconstruction of infected Achilles tendinitis with combined soft tissue defects using a free composite anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap with vascularized fascia lata in an elderly patient.

Case Presentation: A 71-year-old male patient was transferred to our department due to soft tissue defect of the left lower leg and infected Achilles tendinitis. Read More

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August 2018
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The Calcaneal Crescent in Patients With and Without Plantar Fasciitis: An Ankle MRI Study.

AJR Am J Roentgenol 2018 Nov 30;211(5):1075-1082. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

1 Department of Radiology, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA.

Objective: The bundled, crescent-shaped trabeculae within the calcaneal tuberosity-which we term and refer to here as the "calcaneal crescent"-may represent a structural adaption to the prevailing forces. Given Wolff law, we hypothesized that the calcaneal crescent would be more robust in patients with plantar fasciitis, a syndrome in part characterized by overload of the Achilles tendon-calcaneal crescent-plantar fascia system, than in patients without plantar fasciitis.

Materials And Methods: MR images of 37 patients (27 women and 10 men; mean age ± SD, 51 ± 13 years; mean body mass index [BMI, weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters], 26. Read More

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November 2018
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Effectiveness of Four Different Treatment Modalities in the Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis During a 36-Month Follow-Up Period: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Foot Ankle Surg 2018 Sep - Oct;57(5):913-918

Professor, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

No consensus has been reached about the best treatment method of plantar fasciitis and the results of the treatment methods have been inconsistent. The objective of the present study was to compare the therapeutic effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy, platelet-rich plasma injection, local corticosteroid injection, and prolotherapy for the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis using a randomized, controlled, prospective study. We performed a randomized controlled prospective clinical study of 4 groups. Read More

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January 2019
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Proximal Medial Gastrocnemius Recession and Stretching Versus Stretching as Treatment of Chronic Plantar Heel Pain.

Foot Ankle Int 2018 Dec 22;39(12):1423-1431. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

2 Section for Foot and Ankle Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

Background:: Plantar heel pain is a common disorder that can lead to substantial pain and disability. Gastrocnemius recession has been described as an operative treatment option, but there is a lack of prospective clinical and biomechanical outcome data. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and biomechanical outcomes of gastrocnemius recession and stretching compared with a stretching exercise protocol for patients with plantar heel pain lasting more than 12 months. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1071100718794659DOI Listing
December 2018
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Neural therapy of an athlete's chronic plantar fasciitis: a case report and review of the literature.

J Med Case Rep 2018 Aug 21;12(1):233. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

Department of Sports Medicine, Institute of Sports Sciences, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Ginnheimer Landstr. 39, D-60487, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Background: The focus of this case report is on the role of inflammation as a contributor to pain in plantar fasciitis and its cure by the injection of local anesthetics.

Case Presentation: This is a case report on a 24-year-old white man, a middle-distance runner, with chronic unilateral plantar fasciitis and perceived heel pain for almost 1.5 years. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13256-018-1770-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6102931PMC
August 2018
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