Night Splints in Plantar Fasciitis: A Systematic Review

SUMMARY Introduction. Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a subcalcaneal pain syndrome that affects 10-16% of the world’s population. The use of foot and ankle splinting allows the talocrural joints to be in anatomical position, reducing the contracture and tension generated by pain and PF. Objective. To review the literature on the effectiveness of night splinting in plantar fasciitis. Materials and … Continued

Correlates of the Ultrasonographic and Elastosonographic Parameters of the Plantar Fascia in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

SUMMARY Background. Prevalence of plantar fasciitis is increased in type 2 diabetes. This study was aimed at assessing the correlates of ultrasonographic and elastosonographic parameters in plantar fascia (PF) individuals with type 2 diabetes encompassing vari­ous degrees of complications. Methods. This cross-sectional study included 98 patients with type 2 diabetes. Thick­ness of PF was assessed … Continued

Short-Term Outcome of Focused Shock Wave Therapy for Sural Myofascial Pain Syndrome associated with Plantar Fasciitis: a Randomized Controlled Trial

SUMMARY Background. This study aims to describe prevalence and clinical features of the sural myofascial pain syndrome (SMPS) in a population affected by plantar fasciitis and to investigate if a shock wave treatment extended to the gastrocnemius-soleus trigger points is more effective in speeding up the improvement of heel pain and sural myofascial pain than … Continued

The Effect of Addition of Buffered Dextrose 5% Solution on Pain Occurring During Local Steroid Injection for Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

SUMMARY Objective. To evaluate the potential immediate analgesic effect of addition of 5% dextrose water (D5W) during local steroid injection for treatment of plantar fasciitis (PF). Methods. In this single blind study, 122 patients with PF were randomly assigned to receive either 40 mg triamcinolone acetonide/1ml + 0.5ml. lidocaine 2% (group A: 61 patients; 73 … Continued