Intense Therapeutic Ultrasound (ITU) to Treat Plantar Fasciitis

2019-10-18 11:21:41 | BioPortfolio


It was previously hypothesized that patients receiving Intense Therapeutic Ultrasound (ITU) in addition to the standard of care would have a more rapid resolution of pain, faster return to activities, and a decrease in intra- and perifascial lesions.


Intense Therapeutic Ultrasound (ITU) is an established ultrasound-based therapy in which sound waves are concentrated and focused into a well-defined specific area of musculoskeletal tissue. Previous researches hipothesize that the application of ITU improve and accelerate healing in patients with chronic plantar fasciitis.

Study Design


Plantar Fasciitis


Intense Therapeutic Ultrasound


Diabetic foot Unit Complutense University


Not yet recruiting


Universidad Complutense de Madrid

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-18T11:21:41-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot (plantar fascia) causing HEEL pain. The plantar fascia (also called plantar aponeurosis) are bands of fibrous tissue extending from the calcaneal tuberosity to the TOES. The etiology of plantar fasciitis remains controversial but is likely to involve a biomechanical imbalance. Though often presenting along with HEEL SPUR, they do not appear to be causally related.

A bony outgrowth on the lower surface of the CALCANEUS. Though often presenting along with plantar fasciitis (FASCIITIS, PLANTAR), they are not considered causally related.

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A fibromatosis of the plantar fascia characterized by thickening of the fibrous bands on the plantar aponeurosis in the sole of the foot and toes.

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