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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627888/the-effect-of-high-intensity-versus-low-level-laser-therapy-in-the-management-of-plantar-fasciitis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Banu Ordahan, Ali Yavuz Karahan, Ercan Kaydok
We aimed to compare the efficacy of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and high-intensity laser therapy (HILT) in the treatment of plantar fasciitis (PF). Seventy patients were randomized into either the LLLT (8 men, 27 women; mean age 48.65 ± 10.81 years) or HILT (7 men, 28 women; mean age 48.73 ± 11.41 years) groups. LLLT (904 nm) and HILT (1064 nm) were performed three times per week, over a period of 3 weeks. Each treatment combined with silicone insole and stretching exercises. Patients' pain and functional status were evaluated with Visual Analog Scale, Heel Tenderness Index, and Foot and Ankle Outcome Score before and after treatment...
April 7, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626145/risk-factors-for-lower-limb-injuries-during-initial-naval-training-a-prospective-study
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Daniel R Bonanno, S E Munteanu, G S Murley, K B Landorf, H B Menz
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to identify risk factors associated with the development of common lower limb injuries during initial defence training in naval recruits who were enrolled in a randomised trial. METHODS: Three-hundred and six naval recruits were randomly allocated flat insoles (n=153) or foot orthoses (n=153) while undertaking 11 weeks of initial training. Participant characteristics (including anthropometrics, general health, physical activity, fitness and foot characteristics) were collected at the baseline assessment and injuries were documented prospectively...
April 6, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622498/clinical-outcomes-after-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-for-chronic-plantar-fasciitis-in-a-predominantly-active-duty-population
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Richard L Purcell, Ian G Schroeder, Laura E Keeling, Peter M Formby, Tobin T Eckel, Scott B Shawen
Chronic plantar fasciitis is a common cause of foot pain, with conservative treatment providing relief for most patients. However, because of the common occurrence of this pathology, this leaves many patients dissatisfied. The purpose of the present study was to determine the effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) to treat chronic plantar fasciitis (PF) in a largely active duty population. A review of 82 patients (115 heels) who had undergone ESWT for chronic PF was performed. Outcome data were obtained by patient telephone interviews...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617149/effect-of-surgical-weight-loss-on-plantar-fasciitis-and-healthcare-utilization
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Mena Boules, Esam Batayyah, Dvir Froylich, Andrea Zelisko, Colin O'Rourke, Stacy Brethauer, Kevin El-Hayek, Allan Boike, Andrew Strong, Matthew Kroh
BACKGROUND: Plantar fasciitis (PF) is known to be one of the most common causes of heel pain. Obesity is recognized as a significant factor in PF development, possibly due to increased mechanical loading of the foot as a result of excess weight. The benefit of bariatric surgery is documented for other comorbidities but not for PF. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of patients with a diagnosis of PF identified from a prospectively maintained database of the Cleveland Clinic Bariatric and Metabolic Institute...
April 4, 2018: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600719/comparison-of-plantar-fasciitis-injected-with-platelet-rich-plasma-vs-corticosteroids
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Sumit Kumar Jain, Kumar Suprashant, Sanjeev Kumar, Arun Yadav, Stephen R Kearns
BACKGROUND: Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. This prospective study compared the efficacy of local injection of corticosteroids vs platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. METHODS: Patients were randomly allocated into 2 groups of 40 each (group A and group B). Patients were treated with local corticosteroid injection in group A and autologous PRP injection in group B. Clinical assessment was done prior to the injection and at 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months following the injection, which included visual analog pain scale, subjective rating using the modified Roles and Maudsley score, functional outcome score by the Foot and Ankle Outcome Instrument (FAI) core scale, and the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) ankle-hindfoot scale...
March 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29597082/prevalence-and-pharmaceutical-treatment-of-plantar-fasciitis-in-united-states-adults
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Richard L Nahin
This study provides prevalence estimates of plantar fasciitis in United States (U.S.) adults, as well as the types and frequencies of pharmaceutical treatment specifically for this pain. Data are from the 2013 National Health and Wellness Survey, a large (n=75,000) internet panel survey designed to approximate the adult U.S. POPULATION: Strengths of associations are determined using multivariable logistic regression. It was estimated that 0.85% (95% CI: 0.77 - 0.92) of the sample reported diagnosed plantar fasciitis with pain in the last month...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547028/evaluation-of-the-analgesic-effect-of-combination-therapy-on-chronic-plantar-pain-through-the-myofascial-trigger-points-approach
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Rocío Melero-Suárez, José Antonio Sánchez-Santos, Gabriel Domínguez-Maldonado
BACKGROUND: Closely related pathologic disorders sometimes manifest with the same symptoms, making for a complex differential diagnosis. This is the situation in plantar fasciitis (PF) and myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) with myofascial trigger points (MTPs) in the sole of the foot. This research assessed the analgesic effect on plantar pain of combination therapy with interferential current stimulation therapy (ICST), treating MTPs in the great toe adductor muscle and the short flexor muscles of the toes in patients whose diagnosis was compatible with PF or MPS...
January 2018: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538382/a-systematic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials-assessing-effectiveness-of-prosthetic-and-orthotic-interventions
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Aoife Healy, Sybil Farmer, Anand Pandyan, Nachiappan Chockalingam
BACKGROUND: Assistive products are items which allow older people and people with disabilities to be able to live a healthy, productive and dignified life. It has been estimated that approximately 1.5% of the world's population need a prosthesis or orthosis. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to systematically identify and review the evidence from randomized controlled trials assessing effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of prosthetic and orthotic interventions...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536022/long-term-prognosis-of-plantar-fasciitis-a-5-to-15-year-follow-up-study-of-174-patients-with-ultrasound-examination
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Liselotte Hansen, Thøger Persson Krogh, Torkell Ellingsen, Lars Bolvig, Ulrich Fredberg
Background: Plantar fasciitis (PF) affects 7% to 10% of the population. The long-term prognosis is unknown. Purpose: Our study had 4 aims: (1) to assess the long-term prognosis of PF, (2) to evaluate whether baseline characteristics (sex, body mass index, age, smoking status, physical work, exercise-induced symptoms, bilateral heel pain, fascia thickness, and presence of a heel spur) could predict long-term outcomes, (3) to assess the long-term ultrasound (US) development in the fascia, and (4) to assess whether US-guided corticosteroid injections induce atrophy of the heel fat pad...
March 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535246/plantar-fascia-rupture-ultrasound-to-facilitate-recognition
#10
Jessica T Servey, Christopher Jonas
Plantar fascia rupture in the absence of previous diagnosis of plantar fasciitis, corticosteroid injection, or injury is a rare occurrence with only 7 case reports in the literature since 1978. This is a case of spontaneous plantar fascia rupture in a 38-year-old active-duty US military member with current considerations in musculoskeletal ultrasound, other radiologic imaging, treatment, and followup of this diagnosis.
March 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534260/two-genetic-variants-associated-with-plantar-fascial-disorders
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Stuart K Kim, John P A Ioannidis, Marwa A Ahmed, Andrew L Avins, John P Kleimeyer, Michael Fredericson, Jason L Dragoo
Plantar fascial disorder is comprised of plantar fasciitis and plantar fibromatosis. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, especially for athletes involved in running and jumping sports. Plantar fibromatosis is a rare fibrous hyperproliferation of the deep connective tissue of the foot. To identify genetic loci associated with plantar fascial disorders, a genome-wide association screen was performed using publically available data from the Research Program in Genes, Environment and Health including 21,624 cases of plantar fascial disorders and 80,879 controls...
March 13, 2018: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527319/inferior-heel-pain-in-soccer-players-a-retrospective-study-with-a-proposal-for-guidelines-of-treatment
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Raoul Saggini, Maurizio Migliorini, Simona Maria Carmignano, Emilio Ancona, Chiara Russo, Rosa Grazia Bellomo
Background: The cause of heel pain among soccer players is multifactorial and is related to repetitive microtrauma due to impact forces involving technical moves, but also the playground, the exercise mode, the recovery time, the climatic conditions and the footwear used. Aim: To investigate the aetiology of plantar heel pain of soccer players with the objective of proposing an example of guidelines for treatment. Methods: We investigated the prevalence and characteristics of inferior heel pain of 1473 professional, semiprofessional and amateur players...
2018: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507320/comparative-efficacy-of-corticosteroid-injection-and-non-invasive-treatments-for-plantar-fasciitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Chien-Min Chen, Meng Lee, Chia-Hung Lin, Chia-Hao Chang, Chu-Hsu Lin
The first choice of treatment for patients with plantar fasciitis is non-invasive treatment, rather than corticosteroid injection (CSI). However, no comprehensive study has compared the effectiveness of CSI with non-invasive treatments for plantar fasciitis. We conducted a meta-analysis comparing CSI and non-invasive treatment effects on plantar fasciitis. The primary outcome was pain reduction. Nine randomized controlled trials comparing CSI with 4 non-invasive treatment types were included. A trend favoring CSI over non-invasive treatments was indicated regarding reduction in the visual analogue scale (VAS) score at 1-1...
March 5, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504578/ultrasonography-and-clinical-outcome-comparison-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-and-corticosteroid-injections-for-chronic-plantar-fasciitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ta-Wei Lai, Hsiao-Li Ma, Meng-Shiunn Lee, Po-Ming Chen, Ming-Chou Ku
OBJECTIVES: Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and corticosteroid injection (CSI) are treatment options for plantar fasciitis. Their clinical outcome comparison remains a debate. Also, the thickness changes of the plantar fascia on objective evaluation under the medium energy ESWT and CSI therapy are elusive. METHODS: A total of 97 patients with chronic plantar fasciitis were enrolled in the randomized prospective trial. Forty-seven patients received extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), and fifty patients received corticosteroid injection (CSI)...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502050/-prognostic-analysis-of-plantar-fasciitis-treated-by-pneumatic-ballistic-extracorporeal-shock-wave-versus-ultrasound-guided-intervention
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Xiu-Lin Huo, Ke-Tao Wang, Xiao-Ying Zhang, Yi-Tian Yang, Fu-Yang Cao, Jing Yang, Wei-Xiu Yuan, Wei-Dong Mi
OBJECTIVE: To compare the medium- and long-term effect of pneumatic ballistic extracorporeal shock wave versus ultrasound-guided hormone injection in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. METHODS: The clinical data were collected from patients with plantar fasciitis admitted to PLA General Hospital pain department from September, 2015 to February, 2017. The patients were randomly divided into ultrasound-guided drug injection group and shock wave group. The therapeutic parameters including the numerical rating scale (NRS) scores in the first step pain in the morning, American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Ankle Hindfoot Scale, and thickness of the plantar fascia were monitored before and at 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months after the treatment...
February 20, 2018: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409817/botulinum-toxin-treatment-of-pain-syndromes-an-evidence-based-review
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Yasaman Safarpour, Bahman Jabbari
This review evaluates the existing level of evidence for efficacy of BoNTs in different pain syndromes using the recommended efficacy criteria from the Assessment and Therapeutic Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. There is a level A evidence (effective) for BoNT therapy in post-herpetic neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, and posttraumatic neuralgia. There is a level B evidence (probably effective) for diabetic neuropathy, plantar fasciitis, piriformis syndrome, pain associated with total knee arthroplasty, male pelvic pain syndrome, chronic low back pain, male pelvic pain, and neuropathic pain secondary to traumatic spinal cord injury...
January 31, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409219/-%C3%A2-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-injections-of-the-foot-and-ankle-an-overview
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REVIEW
Cesar de Cesar Netto, Lucas Furtado da Fonseca, Felipe Simeone Nascimento, Andres Eduardo O'Daley, Eric W Tan, Eric J Dein, Alexandre Leme Godoy-Santos, Lew Charles Schon
Foot and ankle injections are useful diagnostic and therapeutic tools, particularly when the pain etiology is uncertain. A variety of foot and ankle injuries and pathologies, including degenerative joint disease, plantar fasciitis and different tendinopathies are amenable to injections. Understanding the foot and ankle anatomical landmarks, a thorough physical exam and knowledge of the different injection techniques is key for a successful approach to different pathologies. The objective of this study is to review the use of foot and ankle injections in the orthopaedic literature, present the readers with the senior author's experience and provide a comprehensive clinical guideline to the most common foot and ankle diagnostic and therapeutic injections...
April 2018: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409193/gastrocnemius-recession-for-recalcitrant-plantar-fasciitis-in-overweight-and-obese-patients
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Brooks Ficke, Osama Elattar, Sameer M Naranje, Ibukunoluwa Araoye, Ashish B Shah
BACKGROUND: Plantar fasciitis is a common foot pathology that is typically treated non-operatively. However, a minority of patients fail non-operative management, develop chronic symptoms, and request a surgical option. Gastrocnemius recession has recently been shown to be effective for the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis. The purpose of this paper is to present evidence that gastrocnemius recession is safe and effective in the subset of chronic plantar fasciitis patients who are overweight and obese...
June 7, 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381040/foot-and-ankle-conditions-plantar-fasciitis
#19
Peter J Carek
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain in adults. It involves painful symptoms occurring along the plantar fascia with or without the presence of a bony heel spur. Heel pain that occurs on standing after a prolonged non-weight-bearing period is a prominent symptom of plantar fasciitis. On physical examination, palpation along the medial plantar calcaneal region reproduces the painful symptoms. Routine imaging studies usually are not necessary but can be used to rule out pathologies or confirm chronic or recalcitrant plantar fasciitis...
February 2018: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29365222/heel-pain-diagnosis-and-management
#20
Priscilla Tu
The differential diagnosis of heel pain is extensive, but a mechanical etiology is the most common. The specific anatomic location of the pain can help guide diagnosis. The most common diagnosis is plantar fasciitis, which leads to medial plantar heel pain, especially with the first weight-bearing steps after rest. Other causes of plantar heel pain include calcaneal stress fractures (progressively worsening pain after an increase in activity or change to a harder walking surface), nerve entrapment or neuroma (pain accompanied by burning, tingling, or numbness), heel pad syndrome (deep, bruise-like pain in the middle of the heel), and plantar warts...
January 15, 2018: American Family Physician
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