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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227320/plantar-fasciitis-a-review-of-treatments
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Lindsey Luffy, John Grosel, Randall Thomas, Eric So
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain in the United States. Many treatments are available and differ in efficacy and cost. This article discusses the theorized causes for plantar fasciitis and various treatments.
December 7, 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202989/cadaveric-experiments-to-evaluate-pressure-wave-generated-by-radial-shockwave-treatment-of-plantar-fasciitis
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Srdjan Cirovic, David H Gould, Derek H Park, Matthew C Solan
BACKGROUND: Shockwave treatment is increasingly used for plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinopathy. To be effective it is believed that high pressure must be achieved in the tissues. We report on the first human cadaveric experiments to characterize pressure from radial shockwave therapy (rSWT) for plantar fasciitis. METHODS: The pressure from rSWT was measured in two cadaveric feet using a needle hydrophone. Maximal pressure and energy flux were calculated from the measurements...
December 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198141/association-between-plantar-fasciitis-and-isolated-gastrocnemius-tightness
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Ngenomeulu T Nakale, Andrew Strydom, Nick P Saragas, Paulo N F Ferrao
BACKGROUND: An association between plantar fasciitis and isolated gastrocnemius tightness (IGT) has been postulated in the literature; however, there have been few studies to prove this relationship. This prospective cross-sectional cohort study was aimed at determining the association between plantar fasciitis and IGT. METHODS: Three groups comprising 45 patients with plantar fasciitis (group 1), 117 patients with foot and ankle pathology other than plantar fasciitis (group 2), and 61 patients without foot and ankle pathology (group 3) were examined for the presence of IGT using the Silfverskiöld test...
December 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182482/endoscopic-plantar-fasciotomy-vs-open-radiofrequency-microtenotomy-for-recalcitrant-plantar-fasciitis
#4
Weining Wang, Inderjeet Singh Rikhraj, Andrew Chen Chou Chia, Hwei Chi Chong, Kevin Oon Thien Koo
BACKGROUND: Although usually self-limiting, around 10% of patients develop recalcitrant plantar fasciitis despite conservative treatment. In such cases, operative intervention can be offered. Traditionally, plantar fasciotomy has been the treatment of choice, but recently, there has been a push for more minimally invasive approaches. Radiofrequency microtenotomy has also been increasingly used as a treatment option. In this study, we compare the outcomes of endoscopic plantar fasciotomy and open radiofrequency microtenotomy...
November 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126038/magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-of-chronic-plantar-fasciitis-before-and-after-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy
#5
Masahiro Maki, Kazuya Ikoma, Masamitsu Kido, Yusuke Hara, Koshiro Sawada, Suzuyo Ohashi, Toshikazu Kubo
INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study is to examine the relationships between treatment outcome and changes in magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings after extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for chronic plantar fasciitis. METHODS: The subjects were 23 feet of 23 patients of refractory plantar fasciitis. The mean age was 53.7 years. The thickness of the plantar fascia (PF) and findings of a high-signal intensity area (HSIA) inside the PF, edema around the PF, and bone marrow edema (BME) of the calcaneus were investigated on MR images...
December 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119296/comparison-of-dry-needling-and-steroid-injection-in-the-treatment-of-plantar-fasciitis-a-single-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
#6
Shirvan Rastegar, Sadegh Baradaran Mahdavi, Babak Hoseinzadeh, Sajad Badiei
INTRODUCTION: Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Considering different interventions which are applied for patients with plantar fasciitis, dry needling is proposed as a new modality of treatment recently. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of dry needling versus steroid injection for plantar fasciitis. METHODS: Sixty-six patients were recruited to this single-blind clinical trial study. Participants were randomly allocated to receive 1 ml (40 mg) of Depo-Medrol (methylprednisolone acetate) or dry needling...
November 8, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095303/platelet-rich-plasma-as-a-treatment-for-plantar-fasciitis-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Wei-Yi Yang, Yan-Hong Han, Xue-Wei Cao, Jian-Ke Pan, Ling-Feng Zeng, Jiong-Tong Lin, Jun Liu
BACKGROUND: Recently, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used as an alternative therapy for plantar fasciitis (PF) to reduce heel pain and improve functional restoration. We evaluated the current evidence concerning the efficacy and safety of PRP as a treatment for PF compared with the efficacy and safety of steroid treatments. METHODS: Databases (PubMed, EMBASE, and The Cochrane Library) were searched from their establishment to January 30, 2017, for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing PRP with steroid injections as treatments for PF...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056595/effectiveness-of-foot-orthoses-for-the-prevention-of-lower-limb-overuse-injuries-in-naval-recruits-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Daniel R Bonanno, George S Murley, Shannon E Munteanu, Karl B Landorf, Hylton B Menz
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of prefabricated foot orthoses for the prevention of lower limb overuse injuries in naval recruits. METHODS: This study was a participant-blinded and assessor-blinded, parallel-group randomised controlled trial. Three-hundred and six participants aged 17-50 years who undertook 11 weeks of initial defence training at the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School (Cerberus, Australia) were randomised to a control group (flat insoles, n=153) or an intervention group (contoured, prefabricated foot orthoses, n=153)...
October 22, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035979/effect-of-a-commercially-available-footwear-insole-on-biomechanical-variables-associated-with-common-running-injuries
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Ryan T Lewinson, Darren J Stefanyshyn
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether Dr. Scholl's Active Series (DSAS) footwear insoles alter biomechanical variables associated with running injuries. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled experiment. SETTING: Sport medicine and biomechanics gait analysis laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Fifteen healthy adults. INTERVENTIONS: The control condition was the participant's own athletic footwear. The experimental condition was the participant's own athletic footwear plus a DSAS insole...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032913/extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-plus-rehabilitation-for-patients-with-chronic-plantar-fasciitis-might-reduce-pain-and-improve-function-but-still-not-lead-to-increased-activity-a-case-series-study-with-multiple-outcome-measures
#10
Patrick C Wheeler, Chloe Tattersall
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of plantar-aspect heel pain. Although many patients will improve, a proportion will have ongoing and sometimes debilitating symptoms. Evidence from randomized controlled trials has shown that extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) results in benefits in treating pain. However, uncertainties remain whether these benefits translate to improvements in overall function. The present prospective case series examined the results from 35 patients with chronic plantar fasciitis who had undergone a course of ESWT in addition to a graded rehabilitation program...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032485/endoscopic-plantar-fascia-release-via-a-suprafascial-approach-is-effective-for-intractable-plantar-fasciitis
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Wataru Miyamoto, Youichi Yasui, Shinya Miki, Hirotaka Kawano, Masato Takao
PURPOSE: To evaluate the medium-term clinical results of endoscopic plantar fascia release (EPFR) using a suprafascial approach for recalcitrant plantar fasciitis. METHODS: Twenty-four feet of twenty-three patients who underwent EPFR using a suprafascial approach were followed up for more than 2 years using the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) score. The AOFAS score at final follow-up was compared between patients who participated in athletic activity (group A) and those who were sedentary (group S) and between those with and those without calcaneal spur (group with CS and group without CS, respectively)...
October 14, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025282/clinical-outcomes-following-an-open-gastrocnemius-recession-combined-with-an-endoscopic-plantar-fasciotomy
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Jennifer L Mulhern, Nicole M Protzman, N Jake Summers, Stephen A Brigido
At present, there is a paucity of literature describing the clinical outcomes following a combined gastrocnemius recession and endoscopic plantar fasciotomy. The purpose of the present report is to describe our preliminary findings following a combined gastrocnemius recession and endoscopic plantar fasciotomy for the treatment of plantar fasciitis and gastrocnemius equinus recalcitrant to conservative therapy. Twenty-five consecutive ankles in 23 patients (age 51.2 ± 12.5 years, 4 men) met the inclusion and exclusion criteria...
October 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985685/effectiveness-of-the-simultaneous-stretching-of-the-achilles-tendon-and-plantar-fascia-in-individuals-with-plantar-fasciitis
#13
Phoomchai Engkananuwat, Rotsalai Kanlayanaphotporn, Nithima Purepong
BACKGROUND: Since the plantar fascia and the Achilles tendon are anatomically connected, it is plausible that stretching of both structures simultaneously will result in a better outcome for plantar fasciitis. METHODS: Fifty participants aged 40 to 60 years with a history of plantar fasciitis greater than 1 month were recruited. They were prospectively randomized into 2 groups. Group 1 was instructed to stretch the Achilles tendon while group 2 simultaneously stretched the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia...
October 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980331/spontaneous-distal-rupture-of-the-plantar-fascia
#14
Salvatore Gitto, Ferdinando Draghi
Spontaneous ruptures of the plantar fascia are uncommon injuries. They typically occur at its calcaneal insertion and usually represent a complication of plantar fasciitis and local treatment with steroid injections. In contrast, distal ruptures commonly result from traumatic injuries. We describe the case of a spontaneous distal rupture of the plantar fascia in a 48-year-old woman with a low level of physical activity and no history of direct injury to the foot, plantar fasciitis, or steroid injections.
October 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890412/complications-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-in-plantar-fasciitis-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
R L Roerdink, M Dietvorst, B van der Zwaard, H van der Worp, J Zwerver
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) seems to be an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis (PF) and is assumed to be safe. No systematic reviews have been published that specifically studied the complications and side effects of ESWT in treating PF. Aim of this systematic review is therefore to evaluate the complications and side effects of ESWT in order to determine whether ESWT is a safe treatment for PF. METHODS: For this systematic review the databases PubMed, MEDLINE, Cochrane and Embase were used to search for relevant literature between 1 January 2005 and 1 January 2017...
October 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885209/investigation-of-the-acute-plantar-fasciitis-with-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-shear-wave-elastography-first-results
#16
Franz Josef Putz, Matthias G Hautmann, Miriam Banas, Ernst Michael Jung
BACKGROUND: The plantar fasciitis is a common disease with a high prevalence in public and a frequent cause of heel pain. OBJECTIVE: In our pilot study, we wanted to characterise the feasibility of shear-wave elastography and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the assessment of the plantar fasciitis. METHODS: 23 cases of painful heels were examined by B-Mode ultrasound, Power Doppler (PD), shear wave elastography and contrast-enhanced ultrasound before anti-inflammatory radiation...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877593/is-there-a-role-for-mri-in-plantar-heel-pain
#17
Muhammad Ali Fazal, Demetris Tsekes, Irshad Baloch
INTRODUCTION: There is an increasing trend to investigate plantar heel pain with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan though plantar fasciitis is the most common cause. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the role of MRI in patients presenting with plantar heel pain. METHODS: Case notes and MRI scans of 141 patients with a clinical diagnosis of plantar fasciitis were reviewed retrospectively. There were 98 females and 43 males patients. Fourteen patients had bilateral symptoms...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860848/effectiveness-of-trigger-point-dry-needling-for-plantar-heel-pain-a-meta-analysis-of-seven-randomized-controlled-trials
#18
Chunhui He, Hua Ma
BACKGROUND: Plantar heel pain can be managed with dry needling of myofascial trigger points (MTrPs); however, whether MTrP needling is effective remains controversial. Thus, we conducted this meta-analysis to evaluate the effect of MTrP needling in patients with plantar heel pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, SinoMed (Chinese BioMedical Literature Service System, People's Republic of China), and CNKI (National Knowledge Infrastructure, People's Republic of China) databases were systematically reviewed for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that assessed the effects of MTrP needling...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842103/treatment-of-plantar-fasciitis-with-radial-soundwave-early-is-better-than-after-6%C3%A2-months-a-pilot-study
#19
Amol Saxena, Brian K Hong, Andrew S Yun, Nicola Maffulli, Ludger Gerdesmeyer
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy/radial soundwave therapy has been predominantly used for chronic or recalcitrant plantar fasciitis with strong scientific evidence of reliable outcomes. Most of the studies included patients with plantar fasciitis with symptoms >6 months in duration. Only 2 known studies have investigated acute plantar fasciitis, which is <6 weeks in duration. They both found suboptimal results for the use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy. To the best of our knowledge, no studies have investigated radial soundwave therapy for the subacute stage or early stage of plantar fasciitis...
September 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842084/endoscopic-plantar-fasciotomy-deep-fascial-versus-superficial-fascial-approach-a-prospective-randomized-study
#20
Bilgehan Çatal, Mert Keskinbora, Mehmet Ali Uysal, Mustafa Şahin, Deniz Gulabi, Bahtiyar Demiralp
In the present randomized prospective study, 2 different surgical techniques of endoscopic plantar fascia release were compared. Of 547 patients with a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis, 46 with no response to conservative treatment for ≥6 months were included. Of the 46 patients, 5 were lost to follow-up. In group 1 (n = 21), plantar fascia release was performed using a deep fascial approach (DFA), and in group 2 (n = 20), the superficial fascial approach (SFA) with a slotted cannula technique was used...
September 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
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