Epidemiological Study of Foot and Ankle Injuries in Athletes: A Multivariate Logistic Regression Analysis

SUMMARY Introduction. Understanding the epidemiological profile of foot and ankle’s injuries in athletes is relevant for the prevention and treatment its occurrence. Objective. To describe the epidemiology and risk factors of foot and ankle injuries in athletes treated at an outpatient sports medicine clinic. The primary hypothesis is that ankle instability is the most frequent … Continued

Iliotibial Band Trigger Points and Plantar Heel Pain: A Cross-Sectional Study

SUMMARY Background. Plantar heel pain (PHP) is a degenerative plantar fascia syndrome that causes irritation under the heel and a functional deformity during weight bearing. Myofascial involvement, along with biomechanical changes due to tight fibrous connections, seems to contribute to this condition. As there is a fascial connection between plantar fascia, and iliotibial band, trigger points in the … Continued