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April 2014: Harvard Men's Health Watch
Deepak Thapa, Vanita Ahuja
Plantar fasciitis (PF) is the most common cause of chronic heel pain which may be bilateral in 20 to 30% of patients. It is a very painful and disabling condition which can affect the quality of life. The management includes both pharmacological and operative procedures with no single proven effective treatment modality. In the present case series, we managed three patients with PF (one with bilateral PF). Following a diagnostic medial calcaneal nerve (MCN) block at its origin, we observed reduction in verbal numerical rating scale (VNRS) in all the three patients...
March 2014: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Francesco Di Caprio, Roberto Buda, Massimiliano Mosca, Antonino Calabro', Sandro Giannini
The present study analyzed the impact of the running style and the morphologic and functional characteristics of the foot on the incidence of non-traumatic foot and lower limb disorders in runners. From January 2004 to December 2008, we prospectively examined 166 runners, both recreational and competitive, involved in various running specialities, from three athletics clubs in Northern Italy. They were 86 males and 80 females, with a mean age of 31.1 ± 12.2 years. We considered non-traumatic foot and lower limb diseases reported during the follow-up period, which resulted in a minimum sport rest of two weeks...
2010: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
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May 2012: DukeMedicine Healthnews
Thomas Hausner, Krisztián Pajer, Gabriel Halat, Rudolf Hopf, Robert Schmidhammer, Heinz Redl, Antal Nógrádi
De-focused low energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has been widely used in various clinical and experimental models for the treatment of painful conditions such as epicondylitis and plantar fascitis and also bone and wound healing. There is evidence that ESWT improves the metabolic activity of various cell types, e.g. chondrocytes and endothelial cells but little is known about its effects on nervous tissue. The aim of this study was to investigate whether ESWT improves the regeneration of injured nerves in an experimental rat model...
August 2012: Experimental Neurology
Ana Lafuente Guijosa, Isabel O'mullony Muñoz, Maruxa Escribá de La Fuente, Paula Cura-Ituarte
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effectiveness of the interventions in the management of plantar fasciitis. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The main medical and biomedical databases have been used: MedLine, Evidence Based Medicine, Cochrane Database of Systematic Review, Cochrane Register of Controlled Trials, EMBASE and PEDRO (Physiotherapy Evidence Database). Meta-analysis, systematic reviews, reviews, and controlled or randomized clinical trials of interventions for heel pain have been selected...
July 2007: Reumatología Clinica
K Karthik, S Aarthi
Benign lytic lesions of the calcaneus are rare and are usually asymptomatic. We report this case of a 55-year-old man with bilateral non-traumatic plantar heel pain, which was treated conservatively as plantar fasciitis. At three months follow-up, the patient had complete relief of symptoms in the left heel with partial relief of symptoms on the right side. However under the insistence of the patient an X-ray was taken, which revealed an expansile lytic lesion of the right calcaneus and a normal left heel. CT-scan revealed an expansile lytic lesion on the right calcaneus and an early lytic lesion in the left calcaneus...
June 2011: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
D A Goldberg, D L Whitesel
A simple and effective way to increase the stability of both running shoes and the rearfoot is to fabricate a heel counter stabilizer. Heel contact is the first aspect of stance phase during gait and is an extremely critical time for the running foot. The runner generally lands on the outside portion of the heel and rolls to a level position. Depending upon the runner's anatomical and functional variations, the foot may not roll far enough (excessive supination), or roll too far (excessive pronation). These actions tend to breakdown the rear of the running shoe, and rearfoot control is lost...
1983: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
John R Kean
The treatment of foot problems in the adolescent should be nonsurgical whenever possible. Surgical treatment should be considered when medical treatment does not relieve pain. Surgical corrections to prevent problems in adulthood may cause complications and lead to an undesirable outcome. This article highlights treatment for overriding fifth toe, juvenile bunion, Morton toe, Freiberg infraction, stress fractures of metatarsals, accessory navicular, tarsal coalition, plantar fascitis, pes cavus, and pes planus...
May 2007: Adolescent Medicine: State of the Art Reviews
Luca Dalla Paola, Ezio Faglia
Diabetic foot disease is a major health problem, which concerns 15% of the 200 million patients with diabetes worldwide. Major amputation, above or below the knee, is a feared complication of diabetes. More than 60% of non-traumatic amputations in the western world are performed in the diabetic population. Many patients who undergo an amputation, have a history of ulceration. Major amputations increase morbility and mortality and reduce the patient's quality of life. Treatment of foot complications is one of the main items in the absorption of economic and health resources addressed to the diabetic population...
November 2006: Current Diabetes Reviews
Robin O Cleveland, Parag V Chitnis, Scott R McClure
Shock wave therapy (SWT) refers to the use of focused shock waves for treatment of musculoskeletal indications including plantar fascitis and dystrophic mineralization of tendons and joint capsules. Measurements were made of a SWT device that uses a ballistic source. The ballistic source consists of a handpiece within which compressed air (1-4 bar) is used to fire a projectile that strikes a metal applicator placed on the skin. The projectile generates stress waves in the applicator that transmit as pressure waves into tissue...
August 2007: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
Ali Moshirfar, John T Campbell, Fardin A Khasraghi, James F Wenz
Patients seeking medical advice increasingly turn to the World Wide Web. To test the hypothesis that Internet-provided medical information often is inaccurate and biased, we selected a common musculoskeletal condition. Three common Internet search engines were used to search "plantar fasciitis" and "plantar fascitis." Combining the first 50 web addresses from each search engine for both phrases and eliminating duplicate sites resulted in a database of 152 websites. Each website then was analyzed for authorship, sponsoring agency, and presence of financial incentive...
April 2004: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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November 1952: Journal of the National Association of Chiropodists
T Abt, W Hopfenmüller, H Mellerowicz
AIM: Efficacy of low-energy shock wave therapy for recalcitrant plantar fasciitis. METHOD: 32 patients were randomly assigned into real and placebo ESWT groups, treatment comprised 1000 impulses of 0,08 mJ/mm 2 at 14 kV (OssaTron OSA 120, HMT AG, Switzerland) in 12 cases repeated after six weeks or placebo (energy-absorbing foil). Follow-up evaluation (19, 32 and 48 wks.) included specific questionnaire, clinical-functional examination and measurement of plantar pressure while walking (Emed AT-4...
September 2002: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Ihre Grenzgebiete
P J Vasavada, D F DeVries, H Nishiyama
Bone scintigraphy is of diagnostic value in stress fractures where radiography may not be helpful. Obtaining early blood pool images during scintigraphy for suspected stress fractures may help to identify soft tissue inflammation (plantar fascitis) when delayed images are normal.
September 1984: Foot & Ankle
R K Duddy, R J Duggan, H J Visser, J S Brooks, T G Klamet
The article provides an overview of specific lower-extremity and foot injuries. The areas of concentration are sinus tarsi syndrome, tendon injuries, stress fractures, ankle sprains, and plantar fascitis. Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation techniques have been discussed for each injury. The authors have also included biomechanical treatment modalities using orthotics for rehabilitation of these injuries.
October 1989: Clinics in Sports Medicine
H Ferguson, M Raskowsky, R L Blake, J A Denton
The authors present the subjective responses of 40 patients with heel spur syndrome or plantar fascitis to orthotic treatment. Twenty patients had Rohadur orthoses and 20 patients had TL-61 orthoses. These data show no difference in the response to or problems created by either TL-61 or Rohadur orthoses. The authors recommend TL-61 as one alternative to Rohadur, now that that latter is unavailable.
August 1991: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
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