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Outcome of nonsurgical treatment for plantar fasciitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8886778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Four hundred eleven patients with a clinical diagnosis of plantar fasciitis were assessed for predisposing factors. Each patient completed an outcomes assessment survey instrument that ranked effectiveness of various nonsurgical treatment modalities. Listed in descending order of effectiveness, the treatment modalities assessed were short leg walking cast, steroid injection, rest, ice, runner's shoe, crepe-soled shoe, aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, heel cushion, low-profile plastic heel cup, heat, and Tuli's heel cup. Treatment with a cast ranked the best. The Tuli's heel cup ranked the poorest. Most of the treatments were found to be unpredictable or minimally effective. The ineffectiveness of nonsurgical treatments noted in this outcomes study is at variance with most published clinical studies in which generally favorable results are reported after nonsurgical treatment for plantar fasciitis.
L H Gill; G M Kiebzak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Foot & ankle international     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1071-1007     ISO Abbreviation:  Foot Ankle Int     Publication Date:  1996 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-02     Completed Date:  1997-01-02     Revised Date:  2014-08-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433869     Medline TA:  Foot Ankle Int     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  527-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Fasciitis / etiology,  therapy*
Foot Diseases / etiology,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome*
Erratum In:
Foot Ankle Int 1996 Nov;17(11):722

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