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How Night Splints Help Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the tearing, inflammation and subsequent degeneration of the plantar fascia, a broad ligament-type structure which extends across the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia supports the arch and increases the rigidity of the foot, aiding the calf muscles in propelling the body forward during walking. Excess stress on the plantar fascia [...]

Heel Pain Trial: Ultrasound Guided Steroid Injections

Researchers at La Trobe University are conducting a randomized trial evaluating the use of ultrasound guided steroid injections for patients with plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the tearing of the plantar fascia, a long ligament type structure which supports the arch. The condition causes heel pain, commonly at the first step in the morning or [...]

Botox May Help Improve Heel Pain

Those suffering with chronic heel pain, plantar fasciitis, may find some relief with botox injections. Critics say it’s not addressing the problem and more research needs to be done. Amplify’d from www.northcoastfootcareblog.com Botox for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis Botox injections at the heel improve pain and function in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis, according to a [...]

Night Splints Improve Common Cause of Heel Pain

Plantar fasciopathy, also known as plantar fasciitis, is the most common cause of heel pain. Plantar fasciopathy is the tearing, inflammation and eventual degeneration of the plantar fascia, a long ligament type structure which supports the arch. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Plantar Fasciitis Video

How to Diagnosis and Treat  Plantar Fasciitis Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

New Study: Steroid vs Platelet Injections for Plantar Fasciitis

Biomet, Inc is sponsoring a clinical trial studying the effects of blood platelet injections in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis. The researchers are conducting a randomized, controlled multi center trial and recruiting 120 adult patients for the study. The patients will be randomly divided to receive either a steroid injection or autologous platelet injection taken [...]

Steroids and Shockwave Therapy Successful Treatments for Heel Pain

A new study in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association compared two treatments in patients with plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and develops from the combination of faulty foot mechanics and overuse. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Plantar Fasciitis in Assembly Workers

A recent study in PM & R, the Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation, found that individuals who work in a manufacturing setting have a greater risk of developing plantar fasciitis, the most common cause of heel pain. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Manning, Fasciitis and Cuboid Stress Reaction

Eli Manning, the quarterback for the New York Giants, has been diagnosed with a stress reaction of his cuboid. The cuboid bone attaches the heel bone (calcaneus) to the long bones in the foot (metatarsals). A stress reaction is the result of a repetitive stress injury to the bone. The bone reacts in response to [...]

Hypothyroidism and Plantar Fasciitis

It is well documented that musculoskeletal conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s contracture and trigger finger, occur in association with thyroid disease. Most disorders occur with hypothyroidism, but there have been occurrences with thyrotoxicosis as well. Although there is limited research to support a clear association between hypothyroidism and plantar fasciitis, it is theorized [...]

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 Fascia Tear

Plantar fasciitis is a condition which results from microscopic tears within the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia, a ligament-type structure in the foot, is one of the most important structures in the foot due to it’s role in supporting the arch. Despite it’s strength, excess stress in combination with abnormal mechanics of the foot can [...]

Strength of The Plantar Fascia

The plantar fascia is a connective tissue band which extends from the heel bone to the ball of the foot. The plantar fascia is designed to support a tremendous amount of weight. Social Bookmarking OptionsBlinklistBloglinesBlogmarksDiggdel.icio.usFacebookFurlMa.gnoliaNewsVineRedditStumbleUponTechnorati

Video: Manning & Plantar Fasciitis

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Women Runners with Fasciitis Have Lower Arches

A new study in this month’s issue of the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine evaluated the biomechanics, arch height, impact load, maximum load and ankle dorsiflexion in women runners, during running and while standing. The researchers divided 50 age and mileage matched women runners into two groups, a plantar fasciitis group and a control group. [...]

White Sox Quentin on 15-day Disabled List for Heel Pain

Carlos Quentin of the Chicago White Sox went on the 15-day disabled list yesterday for plantar fasciitis of his left heel. Quentin complained of a sore heel mid-May and was sidelined for a week with hopes of recovering and avoiding the disabled list. He returned to the lineup last week. Manager Ozzie Guillen was disappointed [...]