Volume 26 - Issue 11 - November 2013
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Taking an exhaustive look at the literature on plantar fasciitis, this author discusses what studies have revealed on diagnostic imaging and explores the reported findings for a wide range of treatments, including orthotics, platelet rich plasma, extracorporeal shockwave therapy and plantar fasciotomy.
Yes. After conservative options for plantar fasciitis fail, Mark Hofbauer, DPM, FACFAS, and Alexander Pappas, DPM, argue that release of the plantar fascia can be beneficial for those with chronic pain, citing good success rates in the literature.
No. Noting that he rarely needs to perform plantar fascia releases, Steven Shannon, DPM, FACFAS, says conservative methods are still effective and one must exhaust them before taking a surgical approach to heel pain.
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