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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.
Intense Therapeutic Ultrasound
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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-18T11:21:41-0400
A clinical trial evaluating the effectiveness, safety and patient tolerance for the use of Intense Therapeutic Ultrasound (ITU) for chronic, Plantar Fasciitis musculoskeletal tissue pain r...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Therapeutic Ultrasound is effective in the treatment of Plantar fasciitis (PF).
Background: Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain in runners. No studies have described the short-term effects of myofascial release on plantar fasciitis using ultrasound...
Plantar fasciitis is seen common in clinics and responsible from most of foot related pain problems. There are many treatment modalities in the literature as well as there is no golden sta...
The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of ultrasound treatment in addition to a program consisting of manual therapy and exercise (stretching and strengthening exercises...
Windlass mechanism, which was first described by John Hicks in 1954, described the anatomic and biomechanical relationship between hallux and plantar fascia. Hallux valgus and plantar fasciitis are th...
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot injuries. Several mechanical treatment options, including shoe inserts, ankle-foot orthoses, tape, and shoes are used to relieve the symptoms of planta...
When nonoperative treatment for chronic plantar fasciitis fails, often a corticosteroid injection is given. Corticosteroid injection gives temporary pain reduction but no healing. Platelet-rich plasma...
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Hyperglycemia leads to increase advanced glycation end products (AGEs) in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Subsequently, formation of AGEs can cause increased plantar fascial thickness (PFT),...
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.
Inflammation of the fascia. There are three major types: 1, Eosinophilic fasciitis, an inflammatory reaction with eosinophilia, producing hard thickened skin with an orange-peel configuration suggestive of scleroderma and considered by some a variant of scleroderma; 2, Necrotizing fasciitis (FASCIITIS, NECROTIZING), a serious fulminating infection (usually by a beta hemolytic streptococcus) causing extensive necrosis of superficial fascia; 3, Nodular/Pseudosarcomatous /Proliferative fasciitis, characterized by a rapid growth of fibroblasts with mononuclear inflammatory cells and proliferating capillaries in soft tissue, often the forearm; it is not malignant but is sometimes mistaken for fibrosarcoma.
Very small encapsulated gas bubbles (diameters of micrometers) that can be used as CONTRAST MEDIA, and in other diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Upon exposure to sufficiently intense ultrasound, microbubbles will cavitate, rupture, disappear, release gas content, etc. Such characteristics of the microbubbles can be used to enhance diagnostic tests, dissolve blood clots, and deliver drugs or genes for therapy.
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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