Plantar fasciitis (fasciosis
) treatment outcome study: plantar fascia thickness measured by ultrasound and correlated with patient self-reported improvement.
Plantar fasciitis: a degenerative process (fasciosis
) without inflammation.
Histologically PF is a degenerative fasciosis
without inflammation, but aetiology is complex, (8-10) In management, some use injection therapies (11-14) as Glucose and Lidocaine Prolotherapy (15) Platelet Rich Plasma (16,17) and Botulinum Toxin (18).
The term "plantar fasciitis" implies an inflammatory condition by the suffix "itis." However, various lines of evidence indicate that this disorder is better classified as "fasciosis
" or "fasciopathy," as heel pain is associated with degenerative changes in the fascia and atrophy of the abductor minimi muscle.
A new minimally invasive technique for treating plantar fasciosis
using bipolar radiofrequency: A prospective analysis.
: A possibility when conservative treatment fails (SOR B)
Nirschl has been crusading to obliterate these terms from the medical lexicon, and replace them with the accurate "tendinosis," "fasciosis
," and the like.
M., Usen, N., 2003, Plantar fasciitis: A degenerative process (fasciosis
) without inflammation".
The AT3 System is used for the relief of pain associated with conditions such as tendinosis and fasciosis
. Tendinosis is caused by repetitive microtears in the connective tissue in and around the tendon along with a failure of the body to mount a full healing response.
Based on the pathological and histological findings suggesting a more degenerative rather than an inflammatory process, Lemont et al (13) recommended that a more appropriate term would be plantar fasciosis
. No populationbased studies have been performed to determine its population prevalence and incidence.
(2) Limited dorsiflexion due to tightness of the Achilles tendon strains the plantar fascia and can lead to PE Histology shows minimal inflammatory changes, and some experts advocate the term plantar fasciosis
to counter the misperception that it is primarily an inflammatory condition.