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Current advances and novel research on minimal invasive techniques for musculoskeletal disorders.

Dis Mon 2021 Jun 4:101210. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Frailty and Cognitive Impairment Research Group (FROG), University of Valencia, 46010 Valencia, Spain. Electronic address:

The present review summarized the current advances and novel research on minimal invasive techniques for musculoskeletal disorders. Different invasive approaches were proposed in the physical therapy field for the management of musculoskeletal disorders, such as ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle electrolysis, dry needling, acupuncture and other invasive therapy techniques, discussing about their worldwide status, safety and interventional ultrasound imaging. Indeed, dry needling may be one of the most useful and studies invasive physical therapy applications in musculoskeletal disorders of different body regions, such as back, upper limb, shoulder, arm, hand, pelvis, lower limb, neck, head, or temporomandibular joint, and multiple soreness location disorders, such as fibromyalgia. Read More

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Assessing the Quality and Readability of Online Resources for Plantar Fasciitis.

J Foot Ankle Surg 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Hospital Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

The Internet is utilized now more than ever to research medical conditions and treatments by patients and physicians alike. The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality and readability of information available online for plantar fasciitis. Web sites were identified using the search term "plantar fasciitis. Read More

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Immediate and short-term effects of kinesiotaping and lower extremity stretching on pain and disability in individuals with plantar fasciitis: a pilot randomized, controlled trial.

Physiother Theory Pract 2021 Jun 4:1-12. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

: Plantar fasciitis (PF) can disturb individual's weight-bearing activities. Hence, conservative treatments with immediate effect in reducing pain and improving foot function is required. This study compared the effect of kinesiotaping and stretching exercise in individuals with PF. Read More

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Effectiveness of Massage Including Proximal Trigger Point Release for Plantar Fasciitis: a Case Report.

Lydia Juchli

Int J Ther Massage Bodywork 2021 Jun 1;14(2):22-29. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

MacEwan University Alumni, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6C 2J3.

Background: Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a common degenerative condition of the plantar fascia. Symptoms include tenderness on the plantar surface of the foot, pain on walking after inactivity, and difficulty with daily activities. Rest, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, and manual therapies are frequently used treatments for PF. Read More

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Shear Wave Elastography of the Plantar Fascia: Comparison between Patients with Plantar Fasciitis and Healthy Control Subjects.

J Clin Med 2021 May 27;10(11). Epub 2021 May 27.

Radiology Department, Medical University Innsbruck, Anichstrasse 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.

Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate plantar fasciae of healthy subjects and patients with plantar fasciitis by shear wave velocity (SWV) and stiffness with correlation to B-Mode and color Doppler ultrasonography (CDUS) and to establish cut-off values.

Methods: This observational study was conducted with the approval of the Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) of our institution. 108 unilateral plantar fasciae were evaluated by including 87 consecutive patients (mean age 51. Read More

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The Diagnostic Significance of Ultrasonographic Measurement of the Achilles Tendon Thickness for the Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy in Patients with Heel Pain.

J Clin Med 2021 May 17;10(10). Epub 2021 May 17.

Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul 03181, Korea.

No consensus exists concerning the diagnostic role or cutoff value of the Achilles tendon thickness on ultrasonography (US) for the diagnosis of insertional Achilles tendinopathy. This study sought to assess the diagnostic utility of US measurement of the thickness and echogenicity of the Achilles tendon for the insertional Achilles tendinopathy in patients with heel pain, and to compare the results with those of the plantar fascia for the plantar fasciitis. We conducted US examinations in consecutive patients who presented with unilateral or bilateral heel pain at the foot clinic of a single tertiary hospital from February 2016 to December 2020. Read More

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Immediate effect of foam roller on pain and ankle range of motion in patients with plantar fasciitis: A randomized controlled trial.

Hong Kong Physiother J 2021 Jun 8;41(1):25-33. Epub 2020 Oct 8.

Department of Physiotherapy, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Karnataka, India.

Background: Stretching has been proven to be effective on pain and range of motion (ROM) in patients with plantar fasciitis. Despite recent gain in popularity and the proposed theories of effectiveness of foam roller, there is a lack of literature on the effect of foam rolling on plantar fasciitis.

Objective: The objective of this study was to compare the effects of foam rolling and stretching on pain and ankle ROM in patients with plantar fasciitis. Read More

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Running-related Injuries in Middle School Cross Country Runners: Prevalence and characteristics of common injuries.

PM R 2021 May 30. Epub 2021 May 30.

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Charlestown MA; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

Introduction: Understanding the prevalence and factors associated with running-related injuries in middle school runners may guide injury prevention.

Objective: To determine the prevalence of running-related injuries and describe factors related to a history of injury.

Design: Retrospective cross-sectional study. Read More

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Extracorporeal shock wave therapy on pain and foot functions in subjects with chronic plantar fasciitis: systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

Disabil Rehabil 2021 May 26:1-8. Epub 2021 May 26.

Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Purpose: The aim of this review was to synthesize current evidence on the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy on pain, and foot function in subjects with plantar fasciitis.

Materials And Methods: A comprehensive search of PubMed/Medline, CINAHL, AMED, PEDro, Cochrane Library, and Scopus were done to identify randomized controlled trials of extracorporeal shock wave therapy in subjects with plantar fasciitis. PEDro scale was used to evaluate the methodological quality of included trials. Read More

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Similar Functional Gains Using Radial Versus Combined Shockwave Therapy in Management of Plantar Fasciitis.

J Foot Ankle Surg 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA. Electronic address:

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition that causes foot pain. While shockwave therapy has been shown to provide successful results, comparative outcomes from different forms of shockwave therapy have yet to be described for this condition. In this retrospective cohort study, we describe findings from a quality improvement initiative assessing safety and functional outcomes for patients with plantar fasciitis treated with radial shockwave therapy (n = 20) or radial and focused shockwave therapy (combined shockwave, n = 18). Read More

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Is there a relation between plantar fasciitis and total cholesterol levels?

Foot Ankle Surg 2021 May 15. Epub 2021 May 15.

Acıbadem University Medical School Department of Orthopedic Surgery, İstanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:

Background: The main objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between hypercholesterolemia and Plantar Fasciitis (PF).

Methods: The study includes patients who presented to the orthopedics outpatient clinic with heel pain and were diagnosed with PF. The control group was composed of patients who came to the orthopedics outpatient clinic, with complaints other than heel pain. Read More

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[Manual medicine, manual treatment : Principles, mode of action, indications and evidence].

Hermann Locher

Unfallchirurg 2021 Jun 19;124(6):433-445. Epub 2021 May 19.

Zentrum für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, Lindauerstr. 16, 88069, Tettnang, Deutschland.

Manual medicine is the medical discipline that comprehensively deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of reversible functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system and other related organ systems. The article illustrates the neuroanatomical and neurophysiological basic elements and mechanisms of manual medical diagnostics and treatment. Based on the most recent literature and in consideration of various scientific guidelines, the evidence-based effectiveness of manual medical procedures is presented. Read More

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Differences in lower-extremity kinematics between the male military personnel with and without plantar fasciitis.

Phys Ther Sport 2021 Apr 30;50:130-137. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

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

Objective: To evaluate the factors that influence gait by comparing lower extremity kinematics during the stance phase of the gait cycle between individuals with and without plantar fasciitis.

Design: A cross-sectional study.

Setting: Motion analysis research laboratory. Read More

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Midarch Foot Pain: Entrapment Neuropathy of the Distal Medial Plantar Nerve and Its Branches.

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 2021 Mar;111(2)

Medial forefoot pain, or midarch pain, is usually attributed to plantar fasciitis. The authors present their findings of a previously unreported nerve entrapment of the medial proper plantar digital nerve (MPPDN). Ten fresh-frozen cadaveric specimens were analyzed for anatomical variance in the nerve distribution of the MPPDN. Read More

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Musculoskeletal Injuries in Ultra-Endurance Running: A Scoping Review.

Front Physiol 2021 31;12:664071. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

University of Washington and Seattle Children's Sports Medicine, Seattle, WA, United States.

Ultra-endurance running (UER) has seen an important increase in participation over the last few decades. Long hours of UER can lead to excessive stress on the body, resulting in musculoskeletal injuries (MSKI). UER is not a uniform sport and events can differ considerably in distance (over 42. Read More

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Management of plantar heel pain in general practice in Australia.

Musculoskeletal Care 2021 Apr 17. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Economics, Sydney School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Background: Studies have described general practitioner (GP) management of plantar heel pain from some countries; however, there is limited information from Australian general practice.

Objectives: To describe patient and GP characteristics, and management actions for plantar heel pain in Australian general practice.

Design: Secondary analysis of data from the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) dataset. Read More

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A systematic review of running-related musculoskeletal injuries in runners.

J Sport Health Sci 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, UK. Electronic address:

Objective: Running-related musculoskeletal injuries (RRMIs), especially stemming from overuse, frequently occur in runners. This study aimed to systematically review the literature and determine the incidence and prevalence proportion of RRMIs by anatomic location and specific pathology.

Methods: An electronic database search with no date beginning restrictions was performed in SPORTDiscus, PubMed, and MEDLINE up to June 2020. Read More

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Platelet-rich plasma or extracorporeal shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis.

Int J Burns Trauma 2021 15;11(1):1-8. Epub 2021 Feb 15.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences Isfahan, Iran.

Background: Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of plantar pain which is prevalent among adults. Conservative tractions, invasive injections, shock therapies and also surgical procedures are known as beneficial methods in non-responsive cases. Here we evaluated and compared the injection of platelet rich plasma (PRP) and usage of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) in pain reduction in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis. Read More

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February 2021

Heel fat pad involvement in rheumatoid arthritis: a review and case series.

Clin Rheumatol 2021 Apr 4. Epub 2021 Apr 4.

Department of Rheumatology, Boston University/Boston Medical Center, 725 Albany Street, Boston, MA, 02118, USA.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease affecting not only the synovial joints but also multiple extra-articular sites, including ankle and foot soft tissue. Hindfoot abnormalities usually follow those in the forefoot, with up to 4 out of 10 patients experiencing talalgia during their disease course. Enthesophytosis, retrocalcaneal bursitis, and plantar fasciitis are among the most common etiologies, while heel fat pad abnormalities like subcalcaneal bursitis are rare. Read More

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Self-management advice, exercise and foot orthoses for plantar heel pain: the TREADON pilot and feasibility randomised trial.

Pilot Feasibility Stud 2021 Apr 1;7(1):92. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Primary Care Centre Versus Arthritis, School of Medicine, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, UK.

Background: Plantar heel pain (PHP) is common and impacts negatively on physical function and quality of life. Initial treatment usually comprises analgesia and self-management advice (SMA), with referral to a physiotherapist or podiatrist recommended only when symptoms persist. Systematic reviews highlight limitations of existing evidence for the effectiveness of exercises and orthoses. Read More

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Association of Ankle Dorsiflexion With Plantar Fasciitis.

J Foot Ankle Surg 2021 Mar 6. Epub 2021 Mar 6.

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan-si, South Korea. Electronic address:

This study aimed to compare the mean ankle dorsiflexion range between individuals with and without plantar fasciitis using passive ankle dorsiflexion with consistent pressure, and to identify the prevalence of an isolated gastrocnemius and gastrocnemius soleus complex contracture in 2 groups. 91 participants were prospectively classified into the plantar fasciitis group (45 subjects) and the control group (46 subjects). Ankle dorsiflexion was measured with the knee extended and with the knee flexed 90° using a standard orthopedic goniometer while a consistent force of 2 kg was applied under the plantar surface of the forefoot using a custom-made scale. Read More

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A Narrative Review Evaluating Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy as a Potential Regenerative Treatment for Musculoskeletal Conditions in Military Personnel.

Mil Med 2021 Mar 26. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Charlestown, MA 02138, USA.

Introduction: Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) has a wide variety of clinical applications ranging from urology to orthopedics. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy is of particular interest to military medicine in the treatment of diverse musculoskeletal injuries, including recalcitrant tendinopathy. Much of the evidence for ESWT is from studies in the civilian population, including athletes. Read More

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Is Dry Needling Effective for the Management of Plantar Heel Pain or Plantar Fasciitis? An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Pain Med 2021 Mar 24. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Universitat Internacional de CAtalunya (UIC-Barcelona), Barcelona. Spain.

Objective: Dry needling is commonly used for the management of plantar fasciitis. This meta-analysis evaluated the effects of dry needling over trigger points (TrPs) associated with plantar heel pain on pain intensity and related disability or function.

Methods: Electronic databases were searched for randomized controlled trials where at least one group received dry needling, not acupuncture, for TrPs associated with plantar heel pain and collected outcomes on pain intensity and related-disability. Read More

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Foot and Ankle Injections in Athletes.

Sports Health 2021 Mar 24:19417381211003619. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California-Irvine, Orange, California.

Context: Injections are commonly used by health care practitioners to treat foot and ankle injuries in athletes despite ongoing questions regarding efficacy and safety.

Evidence Acquisition: An extensive literature review was performed through MEDLINE, Google Scholar, and EBSCOhost from database inception to 2021. Keywords searched were , , , , , , and . Read More

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Biologics in the Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis.

Clin Podiatr Med Surg 2021 Apr 13;38(2):245-259. Epub 2021 Feb 13.

Highlands-Presbyterian, St. Luke's Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program, 1719 East 19th Avenue, Denver, CO 80218, USA.

Plantar fasciitis has been considered an acute inflammatory disorder. However, the local histologic findings represent a more chronic, degenerative state without inflammation. Patients may be stuck in a chronic state of cyclical inflammation leading to tissue degeneration, refractory symptoms, and disability. Read More

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Plantar Fasciitis/Fasciosis.

Travis Motley

Clin Podiatr Med Surg 2021 Apr 13;38(2):193-200. Epub 2021 Feb 13.

Podiatric Surgical Residency, John Peter Smith Hospital, Acclaim Physician Group, 1500 S. Main Street, 3rd Floor OPC Building, Fort Worth, TX 76104, USA. Electronic address:

Many randomized controlled trials demonstrate the effectiveness of conservative treatment of plantar fasciitis. Patients with acute plantar fasciitis generally respond to treatment more rapidly and more predictably than patients with chronic plantar fasciitis. If conservative treatment fails, endoscopic plantar fasciotomy offers patients a more prompt return to activity compared with open procedures. Read More

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Successful application of focused extracorporeal shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis in patients suffering from metastatic breast cancer.

Support Care Cancer 2021 Mar 21. Epub 2021 Mar 21.

Department of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Occupational Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, A-1090, Vienna, Austria.

Purpose: Focused extracorporeal shock wave therapy (fESWT) has been shown to be effective in a large number of musculoskeletal disorders. Until 2016, cancer was considered a contraindication for fESWT. The goal of this Commentary is to address the subject of fESWT in cancer patients and present a case of a successful application of fESWT in a breast cancer patient with metastatic bone disease, suffering from debilitating heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis. Read More

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Exercise therapy for the treatment of tendinopathies: a scoping review protocol.

JBI Evid Synth 2021 Mar 17. Epub 2021 Mar 17.

School of Health Sciences, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK The Scottish Centre for Evidence-based, Multi-professional Practice: A JBI Centre of Excellence Centre for Sports & Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK Library Services, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK.

Objective: The aim of the review is to provide a map of exercise interventions and outcomes that have been reported for the treatment of any tendinopathy.

Introduction: Tendinopathy is a common condition that affects athletic and non-athletic populations. Exercise is the mainstay of conservative management of tendinopathy, and a range of different exercise types are recommended. Read More

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On the morphological relations of the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia via the calcaneus: a cadaveric study.

Sci Rep 2021 Mar 16;11(1):5986. Epub 2021 Mar 16.

Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.

Current treatments of plantar fasciitis are based on the premise that the Achilles tendon (AT) and plantar fascia (PF) are mechanically directly linked, which is an area of debate. The aim of this study was to assess the morphological relationship between the AT and PF. Nineteen cadaveric feet were x-ray imaged, serially sectioned and plastinated for digital image analyses. Read More

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Comparison of midterm results of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) versus Steroid for plantar fasciitis: A randomized control trial of 118 patients.

J Clin Orthop Trauma 2021 Feb 6;13:9-14. Epub 2020 Sep 6.

Department of Orthopaedics, Dr BSA Medical College and Hospital, Delhi, India.

Background: Plantar fasciitis, which is a common cause of heel pain, often results in significant morbidity. In cases who are not responsive to initial conservative treatment, invasive procedures, often in the form of local infiltration of steroid are required. These procedures are associated with significant complications. Read More

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February 2021