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Advanced Regenerative Healing Options For Chronic Plantar Fasciitis

Bob Baravarian, DPM, and Rotem Ben-Ad, DPM | 32,890 reads | 0 comments | 10/22/2013

Plantar fasciitis is no doubt one of the most common presentations that foot and ankle specialists see. Although there are multiple causes for heel pain, biomechanical issues causing strain on the plantar fascia are by far the most common causes. A tight posterior muscle group causing an increase in pronation or even a cavus foot structure will result in inflammation of the fascia and subsequent pain.

An Evidence-Based Medicine Approach To Plantar Fasciitis

Allen Jacobs, DPM, FACFAS | 48,722 reads | 0 comments | 10/22/2013

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.

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

Allen Jacobs DPM FACFAS | 16,751 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.

Is Botox An Alternative To Corticosteroids For Plantar Fasciitis?

Jeffrey Bowman DPM MS | 15,529 reads | 0 comments | 02/22/2013

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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 | 12,351 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.

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

Babak Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS, and Lindsay Mae Chandler, DPM; Patrick DeHeer, DPM, FACFAS | 47,245 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

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

Joseph C. D’Amico, DPM | 24,344 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.

Growth Factors For Chronic Plantar Fasciitis?

By Stephen L. Barrett, DPM, CWS, and Susan E. Erredge, DPM, CWS | 53,966 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.

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

Guest Clinical Editor: James Clough, DPM | 21,127 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.

Refining The Treatment Algorithm For Plantar Fasciitis And Plantar Fasciosis

Bob Baravarian, DPM | 54,868 reads | 0 comments | 04/21/2010

The more I practice the care of foot and ankle ailments, the more I realize the importance of keeping an open mind and recognizing that no one treatment is perfect for all patients. As far as plantar fasciitis is concerned, I have come to realize that a treatment algorithm is important to set up for your practice.