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Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis

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SJan 12Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor improvements, recommendations round-up — Integrated and updated barefoot running advice, and other minor changes.
MJan 12Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New content, barefoot running effects — Added specific information about the effect of barefoot running on plantar fasciitis, and related minor editing. This chapter now fits in better with the new one about barefoot walking.
LJan 11Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New chapter, barefoot walking.
MJan '23Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Rewritten — Expanded the scope of the section to include dry needling generally, and not just Sconfienza's peculiar version of it. Added some citations. Confirmed that the “Sconfienza protocol” trial remains unpublished (fifteen years later).
MJan '23Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Refinements, orthotics chapter — Several minor improvements and additions, mostly about foot straps, taping, and heel lifts (as opposed to support), adding up to a solid chapter upgrade.
SAug '22Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Addition, hall of treatment shame — Added “toe spreaders” to the hall of shame.
SJun '22Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Addition, differential diagnosis section — Added a discussion of a possible link between plantar fasciitis and hallux limitus.
MMay '22Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New chapter, muscle strain.
M2021Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Added information — Added extra detail about the implications of what little data we have, in particular about the unsolved riddle of whether low versus high estrogen is the risk factor.
L2020Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Major expansion, regenerative medicine — Added an introduction about regenerative medicine in general, a more bullish assessment of PRP, and some new basic notes about stem cell therapy.
M2020Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Science update, calf tightness — Substantially improved referencing, with some small but genuinely useful and interesting implications. Best kind of science update!
S2020Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Science update, nature of the beast — Minor but interesting extra detail about exactly how common plantar fasciitis is (spoiler alert: very common). Upgraded referencing on the topic of plantar fascia thickness.
M2020Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Science update — Discussed some interesting new data on the clinical relevance of plantar fasciitis thickness. Do thicker soles mean you’re in worse trouble? Probably not.
S2020Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Added info, orthotics chapter — Added basic information and a brief cautionary tale about metatarsal pads.
S2020Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Science update — Cited a more recent review and added a little bit of extra analysis.
S2020Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — More content, hall of treatment shame — Added magnesium supplementation.
M2020Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — More detail, strengthening section — Added a general intro to therapeutic strength training and some commentary on intrinsic foot muscle strengthening and “corrective” exercise.
L2020Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New chapter, prolotherapy.
S2019Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Science update — Upgraded the rationale and referencing for icing in the absence of acute inflammation.
L2019Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Major science update — Updated the discussion of inflammation with an important new subsection, “The other side of the story: don’t count inflammation out quite yet,” based mainly on the fascinating research of Dakin (among others).
M2019Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Upgrade, strengthening section — In response to a reader inquiry, I discussed eccentric training, the Alfredson protocol, and the difference between heel drops and heel raises.
L2019Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Expanded, surgery chapter — Added much more information about general issues with orthopedic surgeries. Reviewed a popular but terrible surgery — blocking ankle pronation with a screw in the joint! Yikes.
S2019Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor addition — Added a sub-section about tarsal tunnel syndrome.
S2019Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Upgrade, strengthening section — A small but good thing: embedded a high quality demo video for the specialized heel raise I recommend.
M2019Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — More detail, strengthening chapter — Added discussion of one vs two-footed raises and a more detailed progression example.
M2019Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — More information, cast boot chapter — Added discussion of actual plaster casts, comparing and contrasting with cast boots.
L2019Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New chapter, Women and plantar fasciitis: the possible role of estrogen.
S2019Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Addition, differential diagnosis section — Added Baxter’s neuritis, the carpal tunnel syndrome of the foot.
L2019Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New section, about Baxter’s neuritis.
M2019Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Science update, regenerative medicine section — Added brief discussion of the poor state of evidence for stem cell therapy, citing Pas et al.
M2018Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Improvements, icing section — Edit for clarity and keeping up with the times, especially acknowledging changes in the science of inflammation of repetitive strain injuries. Also added a new sub-section on “the frozen water bottle trick.”
S2018Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor science update, steroid injections — Replaced a citation to an old, withdrawn review with a much more recent review (which reached the same conclusions).
L2018Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New section, More invasive shockwaves! Tenex and percutaneous ultrasonic fasciotomy (plus Topaz)
M2018Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — More detail, relative rest section — Explained in detail how to choose foot-friendly exercises.
S2018Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Addition, differential diagnosis section — Added Os trigonum syndrome, AKA “the nutcracker-phenomenon.”
L2018Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New section — A new standard chapter for most PainScience.com tutorials summarizing several key concepts about placebo.
M2018Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New sub-topic, strengthening section — Answered a frequently asked question much more thoroughly: Does using arch support make your arches weaker?
S2018Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Addition, differential diagnosis section — Added L5/S1 radiculopathy.
S2018Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Added new stretch, arch stretchg section — A reader suggested yoga’s ‘broken toe pose.’
M2018Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Clarification — Added more thorough explanation of guidelines for “total” and “profound” rest.
L2018Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New section, the role of weight — Long overdue discussion of a minor sub-topic!
S2018Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Science update — Added sidebar, “What’s normal heel raise endurance?” based on Lunsford et al.
S2017Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Science update, nature of the beast — Cited and briefly discussed Riel et al’s 2017 suggestion that “plantar fasciitis” is a misleading name.
L2017Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New section — A review of other kinds of problems with the plantar fascia and how some might be related to and confused with plantar fasciitis.
L2017Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Major science update, arch stretching — The section now takes a much more detailed look at the only relevant science.
M2017Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Science update, night splints — Night splints now have their own section, along with some more detail and science updates.
L2017Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Rewrite, calf stretching section — Complete citation reboot and much more thorough critical analysis of calf stretching science.
L2017Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Rewrite, stretching intro — Complete revision of the introduction to stretching.
L2017Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Rewrite — Like-new section with many new concepts, citations, and recommendations related to impact.
L2017Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Rewritten — Thorough revision with many updated citations, focusing mainly on orthotics efficacy.
S2017Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor update — Added an analogy, an example, a useful link, and generally modernized the section.
M2017Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New section — An important tip I should have written about long ago, finally added.
M2016Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Science update — More recent test and reviews of steroid injection now cited. No significant change in recommendations, but the evidence is more settled now.
M2016Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Science update — Significant revision in light of (finally!) good new evidence about natural running and injury prevention.
M2016Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Good news update — Another good news update: ESWT is starting to look more promising. The section has been revised to be much more positive.
L2016Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New advice — Not only a new section but new good news! First version added Feb 2, substantial edit and expansion Feb 26.
M2016Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Update — Careful and thorough editing/update of NSAID recommendations, especially with regards to safety.
S2015Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Science update — Some good news changed to bad news: a discouraging follow-up study on arch-specific stretching.
M2015Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Upgraded — Many editorial and referencing improvements.
L2014Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New section — A short new section, finally, on PRP injections. It’s brief, but links to a main, free article covering the topic in some detail.
L2014Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Major edit — Modernized. I continue to hone my understanding of pain weirdness science and its implications.
S2014Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor addition — Brief review of calf-stretching gadgets.
M2014Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Upgraded — Much more information about the (minor) significance of bone spurs. They may not matter a lot, but it’s good, useful, evidence-based context.
L2014Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Major update — The first complete professional editing of this book has now been completed. Although the difference will not be obvious to most readers, several hundred improvements and corrections were made, and it is definitely a smoother read.
S2013Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor update — Added a fun science item about the amazing ankle mobility of the Twa people of Africa.
S2013Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New recommendation — Now recommending a specific type of MRI to scan for bone swelling. Thanks to reader R Russell for the suggestion.
S2013Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor update — Added a terrific quote from a famous podiatrist about inconsistency in orthotics prescriptions.
S2013Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor update — Upgraded risk and safety information about Voltaren Gel.
L2013Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Product upgrade — Audiobook version now available.
M2013Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Improved — Expanded and edited. Reflexology and acupuncture added.
S2013Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — improved — A little more and better advice.
S2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor update — More detail in my personal story of truly structural foot problem.
M2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Expanded — Added much more detailed self-help information for trigger points.
L2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Major upgrade — Rewritten, modernized, expanded.
S2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor update — Some customizing of “brain wrangling” for plantar fasciitis.
S2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Science update — Weak but interesting new evidence on natural running and injury prevention.
M2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Rewritten — Bigger, better, more positive discussion of this option.
L2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Major update — A “minor” science item really changed the tone of this section. The point is still the same — avoid heels — but now it’s a more interesting point.
S2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Science update — Unimportant but interesting science update about the forces required for arch muscles to activate for support.
L2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New section — New standard section I’m introducing to most of the tutorials to “manage expectations.” Too many readers assume there’s going to be a specific miracle treatment plan.
M2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Rewritten — Completely revised to reflect new science and new understanding of the interaction of ice with “inflammation.”
S2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New science — Same content, more science support.
L2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New section.
S2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Science update — References pretty much completely renovated and upgraded — and generally good news for once.
L2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New section.
L2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Like new — Major upgrade, with a much more detailed introduction to this part of the book, and long and useful list of summarized treatment options.
S2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor update — Slightly expanded and clarified. Added a note about feeling a thickened plantar fasciitis with your fingers.
S2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor update — Several minor clarifications and improvements.
L2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New section.
L2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New section.
L2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New section.
M2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Edited — Revision in preparation for audiobook production, with a focus on modernizing information about trigger points.
M2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Edited — Revision in preparation for audiobook production, with a focus on modernizing information about trigger points.
M2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Rewritten — Merged information on arches and pronation, rewrote for clarity, and added a couple nice new supporting quotes.
M2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Edited — Longer and clearer than before. In particular, I came up with a much better way of explaining the fragility of “bony” spurs.
S2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Science update — Added good new evidence that customization of orthotics isn’t very accurate.
L2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New section — Inspired by something surprising that I learned writing the new surgery section, this is a brief description of another major possible explanation for persistent symptoms.
L2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New section — Substantive new section of about 1400 words, with several footnotes and new references.
M2012Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — More expert opinion — Added a particularly strong anti-steroids opinion to the section.
S2011Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor update — Added some more detail to exercise description, and a whimsical ankle coordination challenge.
S2011Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor update — Addressed some common fears about the threat of getting out of shape while resting.
S2011Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor update — Added reference to Kong et al, about the effect of shoe wear.
S2011Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New section. — Now cautiously endorsing Oesh shoes.
S2011Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor update — Added a reference about high heels and knee pain.
L2011Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Major update — Major improvements to the table of contents, and the display of information about updates like this one. Sections now have numbers for easier reference and bookmarking. The structure of the document has really been cleaned up in general, making it significantly easier for me to update the tutorial — which will translate into more good content for readers.
L2011Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New section — Finally, long overdue, a new section on this topic (for all the running injury tutorials, in fact).
S2011Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor update — Added a reference to a large, interesting study that showed that custom orthotics failed to reduce injury rates in marines.
M2010Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Improved — Beefed up with better explanations and science about how plantar fasciitis involves more “degeneration” of your foot than inflammation.
S2010Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New cover — At last! E-book finally has a “cover.”
M2010Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Expanded — Added a substantial chunk of content about a promising experimental treatment protocol. Unproven but interesting.
S2009Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor Update — Some new comments on Graston Technique in response to a reader’s questions.
S2009Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor update — Added an answer to a reader question, “Are soft night splints good enough?”
L2009Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — New section.
M2009Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — The world of plantar fasciitis science moves slowly. However, here’s an interesting addition: “.”
L2009Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — The visual design of the site was upgraded over the past several days. Although this is not an update to the content of this tutorial, it is nevertheless a significant upgrade for all of them — like publishing new editions of books with better typesetting and layout. The new design is even cleaner and reader-friendly; it now looks that good in most web browsers; and pages load as much as 50% faster. Many under-the-hood improvements will make it much easier for me to improve tutorial content. The tutorials are now well-oiled machines of digital publishing goodness.
M2009Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Science update for the section “.”
M2008Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Minor addition of item to the list of “” treatments.
M2008Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Today I made numerous minor corrections, and significantly upgraded and expanded the section “” while I was researching possible causes of unusual heel pain in one of my patients. I learned some peculiar things about “fat pad syndrome,” which turns out to be almost completely unstudied and unexplained — another odd little musculoskeletal mystery.
M2008Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Added a couple references and made a number of minor clarifications and corrections based on reader feedback. Thanks, everyone!
M2008Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Started upgrading the footnoting method today, with minor content improvements as well. Until now, the plantar fasciitis tutorial was the only major article left on PainScience.com that didn’t use “dynamic” citations that link to the bibliography. It’s taken literally years to implement that system, and this is the final tutorial to upgrade! At long last! It won’t mean much to anyone else, but it’s quite a milestone for me.
L2008Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Added the section “.”
L2007Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Added the section “.” I review the Sonic Relief product for plantar fasciitis, and reveal some interesting statements from the company’s medical officer.
L2007Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Added the section “,” and updated evidence about night splints in the “” section. All of this new material is summarized for free in the short article, Plantar Fasciitis Patients Have Thick Soles
L2007Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Revised and expanded the introductory sections, and upgraded the sections about massaging and trigger points to be more thorough. Added reference to recent research evidence that the plantar fascia is thicker in plantar fasciitis patients.
M2007Complete Guide to Plantar Fasciitis — Upgraded the orthotics section (see “”) with two new footnotes and some more detail and clarity.

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