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Plantar Fasciitis or Fasciosis

Plantar fasciitis (Plan – TAR fash – ee – I – tis) is the medical term used to describe the most common cause of heel pain. Plantar means bottom of the foot. Fascia is defined as a band of connective tissue, similar in composition to a ligament, which sits below the skin and separates different [...]

Breakdown of the Plantar Fascia

The plantar fascia is a thick, fibrous, connective tissue band which extends along the bottom of the foot. The structural make up of the plantar fascia consists of collagen, elastin, glycosaminoglycans and water. The primary cells are fibroblasts, which synthesize collagen. The primary component of the fascia is type I collagen which adds to the [...]

Plantar Fasciosis Explained

Plantar fasciosis is the degeneration (deterioration) of the plantar fascia as a result of repetitive stress. The plantar fascia is a broad, thick, fibrous band that extends from the base of the calcaneus (heel bone) to the base of the toes. The fascia is composed of a dense network of highly organized collagen fibers, which [...]

Five Part Series on Plantar Fasciitis, Plantar Fasciosis and Plantar Fascia Structure

The next five posts will detail the development of plantar fasciitis, the most common cause of heel pain, it’s progression to plantar fasciosis and how the structure of the plantar fascia corresponds to the condition. Plantar Fasciosis Explained Strength of The Plantar Fascia Plantar Fascia Tear Breakdown of the Plantar Fascia Why do I Have [...]

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections for Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions

Platelet rich plasma injections are becoming a more common and popular treatment for chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Chronic foot and ankle conditions, such as plantar fasciosis and Achilles tendinosis typically begin with the classic inflammatory process. Initially, the area becomes red, inflamed and swollen. Patients will describe a sharp, stabbing pain with weight bearing and tenderness [...]

Coblation Therapy for Plantar Fasciosis

Plantar fasciosis is essentially a term used to describe chronic plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the tearing and resultant inflammation of the plantar fascia, the most common cause of heel pain. “Itis” means inflammation and many studies have shown that after the first few weeks following injury and development of plantar fasciitis, the inflammation decreases. [...]