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Plantar Fasciitis

By Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor

Intense therapeutic ultrasound can effectively and safely reduce pain for patients with chronic plantar fasciitis, according to a new study in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery.

By Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS

Plantar fasciitis is at epidemic levels with suggestions that one in six Americans may have the condition.1 Patients often attempt to treat plantar fasciitis at home prior to seeing a doctor. In my experience, the majority of patients treat their…

By Brian McCurdy, Managing Editor

Comparing extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), platelet-rich plasma (PRP), local corticosteroid injection and prolotherapy for chronic plantar fasciitis, a recent study concludes that the effects of each treatment vary in duration.

Neal Mozen, DPM, FACFAS, and Thomas Belken, DPM, AACFAS

Heel pain is one of the most common complaints of patients who present to a podiatrist’s office. Of the various diagnoses that could cause heel pain in adults, plantar fasciitis (fasciosis) will probably be the code that you most often enter into…

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