Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the connective tissue that stretches between the heel and the middle of the foot. It is usually caused by overuse, injury or muscular abnormalities.
Plantar fasciitis occurs when the ligament at the bottom of the foot between the heel and the toes deteriorates and causes foot pain. It often follows injury. Conventional treatments include rest, applying ice, painrelieving and anti-inflammatory medication, support devices, physiotherapy, physical exercises and corticosteroid injection.
In a study of 149 patients, 69% of patients who had the procedure reported an ‘excellent’ result (no heel pain), whereas all patients who had conventional treatment reported some pain, after an average of 64 months. Wang CJ, Wang FS, Yang KD et al. (2006)
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