Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that is estimated to affect at least 7% to 10% of the population over a lifetime.
While many studies in the past have focused on its symptoms and treatment, not much is known about what happens to the condition over a long period of time.
This is why researchers from Denmark sought to assess the long-term development of plantar fasciitis by following up with patients between intervals of 5-15 years.
At first, 174 patients with the condition were interviewed, out of which 137 patients were made to undergo an ultrasound (US) examination.
The authors also collected information regarding their bodyweight, height, physical work, smoking status and pain level.
This was done to determine if any of these characteristics could be used to predict the long-term outcome of plantar fasciitis.
Among the different forms of treatment tried by the patients in the study, US-guided corticosteroid injections were used the most.
This was followed by insoles, rehabilitation, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), shockwave therapy, acupuncture, laser therapy, US treatment and surgery.
At follow-up, the risk of still having plantar fasciitis was found to have declined slightly as determined by the onset of symptoms over the years.
A majority of the patients with symptoms showed minor symptoms, and all of them had stopped running so as to avoid the risk of developing plantar fasciitis again.
Another interesting observation was that women and patients with pain in both heels were at a greater risk for having long-lasting symptoms as compared to the others.
Some of the reasons listed for women having a higher risk of persistent symptoms included hormones, physical differences and footwear choices.
To read the full study, please click here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5844527/
MASS4D® insoles can be included in treatment programmes for plantar fasciitis – as a way to minimise risk factors for the condition and to allow healing and recovery.
The supportive properties of these insoles help in the healing of the inflamed plantar fascia. As a result, the ligament is able to function effectively during movement.
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