Heel Cushion for Plantar Fasciitis

2014-07-23 21:11:45 | BioPortfolio


The investigators study aim to evaluate the efficacy of PSU heel cushion in treatment of plantar fasciitis. The investigators will do a randomized controlled trial in patient with plantar fasciitis compared with stretching exercise alone. The outcome measurement include heel pain improvement, compliance, satisfaction, foot functional score at 6 months.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment


Plantar Fasciitis


PSU heel cushion and plantar fascia specific stretching exercise


Prince of Songkla university


Not yet recruiting


Prince of Songkla University

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:45-0400

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

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.

Entrapment of the distal branches of the posterior TIBIAL NERVE (which divides into the medial plantar, lateral plantar, and calcanial nerves) in the tarsal tunnel, which lies posterior to the internal malleolus and beneath the retinaculum of the flexor muscles of the foot. Symptoms include ankle pain radiating into the foot which tends to be aggravated by walking. Examination may reveal Tinel's sign (radiating pain following nerve percussion) over the tibial nerve at the ankle, weakness and atrophy of the small foot muscles, or loss of sensation in the foot. (From Foot Ankle 1990;11(1):47-52)

Plantar declination of the foot.

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