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A biomechanical approach to the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of plantar fasciitis

PainSci » bibliography » Chandler et al 1993
Tags: plantar fasciitis, running, foot, leg, limbs, pain problems, overuse injury, injury, tendinosis, exercise, self-treatment, treatment

One page on PainSci cites Chandler 1993: Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis

PainSci notes on Chandler 1993:

Chandler and Kibler reported a 10% occurrence rate of plantar fasciitis in runners way back in 1993.

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Plantar fasciitis is a repetitive microtrauma overload injury of the attachment of the plantar fascia at the inferior aspect of the calcaneus. The diagnosis of plantar fasciitis is common among athletes in many sports, primarily those sports that involve running. Common treatments for plantar fasciitis, including ice, stretching, ultrasound, and shoe inserts are helpful in reducing the symptoms. However, recurrence of the problem is common. By understanding the potential biomechanical causes of this disorder it may be possible to correct the anatomical and biomechanical variables that cause plantar fasciitis and reduce the rate of recurrence as well as speed the rehabilitation process. It may also be possible to identify predisposing maladaptations that can be corrected, therefore, preventing the initial occurrence of plantar fasciitis.

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