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fasciitis

 [fas″e-i´tis]
inflammation of a fascia.
necrotizing fasciitis a fulminating group A streptococcal infection beginning with severe or extensive cellulitis that spreads to involve the superficial and deep fascia, producing thrombosis of the subcutaneous vessels and gangrene of the underlying tissues. A cutaneous lesion usually serves as a portal of entry for the infection, but sometimes no such lesion is found.
nodular fasciitis (proliferative fasciitis) a benign, reactive proliferation of fibroblasts in the subcutaneous tissues and commonly associated with the deep fascia.
pseudosarcomatous fasciitis a benign soft tissue tumor occurring subcutaneously and sometimes arising from deep muscle and fascia.

fas·ci·i·tis

(fas'ē-ī'tis, fash-),
1. Inflammation in fascia.
2. Reactive proliferation of fibroblasts in fascia.
Synonym(s): fascitis

fasciitis

(făsh′ē-ī′tĭs, făs′-)
n.
Inflammation in a fascia, usually as a result of infection or injury.

fasciitis

Orthopedics Inflammation of a fascia. See Eosinophilic faciitis, Necrotizing fasciitis, Nodular fasciitis.

fas·ci·i·tis

(fashē-ītis)
1. Inflammation of the fascia.
2. Reactive proliferation of fibroblasts in fascia.

fasciitis

Inflammation of FASCIA. Fasciitis is rare and is sometimes associated with conditions such as ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS or REITER'S SYNDROME. See also NECROTIZING FASCIITIS.

fas·ci·i·tis

(fashē-ītis)
1. Inflammation in fascia.
2. Reactive proliferation of fibroblasts in fascia.

Patient discussion about fasciitis

Q. Can anyone suggest a treatment for plantar fasciitis, apart from ultrasound, physio, anti-inflammatory agents? My friend has had Plantar Fasciitis for more than 1 year and has persevered with all the ususal treatments above plus lots of rest from weight-bearing and elevation.

A. Padded foot splints, silicone heels insert and special shoes (e.g. arch-supporting shoes) may also help. These are usually sold and fitted by a professional. Exercise is another important measure. Some patients benefit from avoiding walking barefoot or in sleepers but rather using shoes from the first step.

More advanced treatments include steroid-local anesthetics injections, botulinum toxin (similar to botox) injections and surgery.

The prognosis is usually favorable, and most patients achieve relief of the pain.

However, all of the above is just for general knowledge - if you have any specific question, you may want to consult a doctor.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007021.htm

Q. Is there any good source for heel pain relief, besides NSAIDs? My heel pain is most severe at night when I sleep. It's as if the way I position my feet worsen the condition, but I'm at a loss to know how to position my feet. During the day my heels feel so but don't typically bother me.

A. I have found that keeping my feet flexed (the position they are in when standing) helps ease the pain of plantar facitis. I also don't let my feet get cold(wear socks)and keep heavy blankets and quilts off the feet. Placing a box under the covers at the foot of the bed will help keep the blankets up. Do try the exercises recommended on the above web sites. It usually resolves in about 6 months. Best wishes!

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Plantar fasciitis is typically self-limiting; however, resolution normally takes around 6-12 months.
Majority of the cases of necrotizing fasciitis occured in the water.
Necrotizing fasciitis is an infection that is caused by bacteria that stops blood circulation and causes tissues to die and skin to decay.
There are about 700 to 1,200 cases of necrotizing fasciitis reported each year in the United States, according to the U.S.
Assistant coroner Louise Pinder said he died of sepsis caused by necrotising fasciitis caused by intravenous drug use.
Arthritis occurs in few cases of EF and it usually affects the joints nearer to the fasciitis. (4,5)
The term "necrotizing fasciitis" was coined by Wilson in 1952 to emphasize the features of fascia necrosis, observed when there is spread of infection along the fascia planes, and the nonspecific nature of the causative microbes.
In your case, I suspect the cause is plantar fasciitis.
MiMedx announced that the positive pain and foot function results from its Phase 2B clinical trial of micronized dHACM in the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis have been published in the peer-reviewed journal, Foot & Ankle International.
The trust has two main aims to help promote educational excellence in the local area, and to raise awareness of Necrotising Fasciitis a rare infection which Kathy died of.
Plantar fasciitis is a common source of heel pain, commonly afflicting women rather than men, and is one of the most common causes of disability in patients aged 40 and 60 years.
M2 PHARMA-January 19, 2018-MiMedx Enrolls First Patients in Phase 3 Trial Of AmnioFix Injectable in Patients with Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis Pain