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Point-Counterpoint: Stretching: Is It Beneficial For Plantar Fasciitis?

Lisa M. Schoene, DPM, ATC, FACFAS, and Stephen Pribut, DPM, FACFAS | 30,815 reads | 0 comments | 03/21/2014
Offering pertinent biomechanical insights, this author examines the positive effects of stretching for plantar heel pain and the potential consequences of equinus.

By Lisa M. Schoene, DPM, ATC, FACFAS

Plantar fasciitis is probably the most common condition that the podiatric physician treats. We all have a myriad of treatment regimens and protocols that ultimately get our patients back on their feet.

A Closer Look At Emerging Research On Plantar Fasciitis And Plantar Fibromatosis

Allen Jacobs DPM FACFAS | 16,138 reads | 0 comments | 05/16/2013

Here is a look at numerous recent studies on the diagnosis and various treatments of plantar fasciitis and plantar fibromatoses.

Point-Counterpoint: Is PRP Beneficial For Chronic Plantar Fasciitis?

Babak Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS, and Lindsay Mae Chandler, DPM; Patrick DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS | 45,317 reads | 0 comments | 05/23/2013
Yes. Noting the literature and their own success with platelet rich plasma (PRP), these authors say PRP is an effective non-invasive treatment that can obviate further surgery for plantar fasciosis.

By Babak Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS, and Lindsay Mae Chandler, DPM

Current Insights On Orthoses For Achilles Tendinosis, Plantar Fasciitis And Posterior Insertional Spurs

Guest Clinical Editor: James Clough, DPM | 20,448 reads | 0 comments | 05/23/2013

Can orthoses have a positive impact for conditions such as Achilles tendinosis, posterior insertional spurs on the calcaneus and plantar fasciitis? Our esteemed panel weighs in with their perspectives.

Treating A Runner With Proximal Plantar Fasciitis, Hip Pain And A Limb Length Discrepancy

Joseph C. D’Amico, DPM | 23,786 reads | 0 comments | 06/27/2013

This author discusses the treatment of a 63-year-old runner who presents with recurring pain in the left heel and hip.

Current Concepts In The Algorithm For Plantar Fasciitis

Patrick DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS, and Kellie Higgins, DPM | 21,035 reads | 0 comments | 10/24/2012

Given the common presentation of heel pain, these authors discuss their stepwise approach to treating plantar fasciitis, focusing on pain reduction and controlling biomechanical abnormalities.

Is Botox An Alternative To Corticosteroids For Plantar Fasciitis?

Jeffrey Bowman DPM MS | 14,958 reads | 0 comments | 02/22/2013

This has not been a good year for steroids. For the last few weeks, the big news in sports has been the controversial use of deer antler spray, a synthesized performance enhancing drug that athletes spray under the tongue. This comes just weeks after Lance Armstrong admitted to blood doping during his seven-year reign as Tour de France champion.

What happened to good old-fashioned steroids? Anabolic steroids have taken a back seat to new idiotic ways to juice up.

Developing A Comprehensive Plan To Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS, and Lindsey Mae Chandler, DPM | 12,193 reads | 0 comments | 12/19/2012

Patients with chronic heel pain represent a significant percentage, up to 20 percent, of the population presenting to healthcare providers specializing in foot and ankle disorders.1 Patients frequently comment that their plantar heel pain is worse with the first few steps they take in the morning after arising from bed. The pain declines after a few minutes but returns through the day the longer the patient is on his or her feet.

Platelet-Rich Plasma: Can It Have An Impact For Plantar Fasciitis?

David J. Soomekh, DPM | 27,488 reads | 0 comments | 10/24/2012

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) has been in use for decades in various medical disciplines and recently has shown some promise in treating heel pain. This author discusses how PRP fits into his treatment regimen for chronic plantar fasciitis and offers a detailed guide to collecting and injecting PRP.

Growth Factors For Chronic Plantar Fasciitis?

By Stephen L. Barrett, DPM, CWS, and Susan E. Erredge, DPM, CWS | 53,646 reads | 2 comments | 11/03/2004

   Plantar fasciitis/heel pain syndrome is the most common condition treated by podiatric foot and ankle specialists in the United States.1 However, the true etiology of plantar fasciitis is still unknown and has been attributed to many different etiological factors.