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Related to fasciitis: necrotizing fasciitis, nodular fasciitis
fasciitis/fas·ci·itis/ (fas-e-i´tis) inflammation of a fascia.
fasciitisOrthopedics Inflammation of a fascia. See Eosinophilic faciitis, Necrotizing fasciitis, Nodular fasciitis.
fasciitisInflammation of FASCIA. Fasciitis is rare and is sometimes associated with conditions such as ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS or REITER'S SYNDROME. See also NECROTIZING FASCIITIS.
fasciitisinflammation of fascia
plantar fasciitis acute or chronic inflammation of plantar fascia due to formation of microtears in response to repetitive excessive tensile forces (e.g. as in overpronating or cavoid foot); characterized by pain, acute or chronic discomfort in proximal, central or distal part of the plantar fascia, that may radiate into the Achilles tendon; see triple therapy for plantar fasciitis; Table 1
|Location of pain||Possible causes|
|Posterior aspect of heel||Sever's disease/traction apophysitis|
Duck bill fracture of calcaneum
Insertional calcific Achilles tendinosis
Deep retrocalcaneal bursitis
Superficial retrocalcaneal bursitis
Partial rupture of Achilles tendon
Total rupture of the Achilles tendon
|Inferior (plantar) aspect of heel||Calcaneal fracture|
Sero-negative and sero-positive inflammatory joint disease
Plantar calcaneal bursitis (policeman's heel; stone bruise; subcalcaneal bursitis)
Proximal plantar fasciitis
Proximal foot strain
S1 entrapment neuropathy/radiculopathy
Medial calcaneal nerve entrapment neuropathy
|Medial aspect of the heel||Deltoid ligament strain/sprain|
Tibialis posterior tendinitis
Tibialis posterior rupture/partial rupture
Flexor hallucis longus tendinitis
Flexor digitorum longus tendinitis
|Lateral aspect of the heel||Lateral collateral ligament strain/sprain|
Peroneus longus tendinitis
Peroneus brevis tendinitis
|Anterior aspect of ankle||Osteochondritis dissecans of the talus|
|Periphery of heel||Heel fissures|
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.
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.
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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.