Chronic plantar fasciitis is mediated by local hemodynamics: Implications for emerging therapies

Larry E. Miller, Daniel L. Latt

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Abstract

Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a common, disabling condition affecting millions of patients each year. With early diagnosis and timely application of traditional nonsurgical treatments, symptoms generally resolve over time. However, despite adequate treatment, 20% of patients will experience persistent symptoms. In these patients, minimally invasive therapies that augment local hemodynamics to initiate a regenerative tissue-healing cascade have the greatest potential to resolve long-standing symptoms. We performed a narrative review based on a best evidence evaluation of manuscripts published in Medline-indexed journals to determine the mechanisms involved in soft tissue injury and healing. This evaluation also highlights emerging minimally invasive therapies that exploit these mechanisms in recalcitrant PF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalNorth American Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Heel pain
  • Hemodynamics
  • Minimally invasive
  • Plantar fasciitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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