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Plantar fascia softens with age and in plantar fasciitis

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by NewsBot, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

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    Sonoelastography of the Plantar Fascia.
    Wu CH, Chang KV, Mio S, Chen WS, Wang TG.
    Radiology. 2011 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print]
     
  2. Maybe I´m having a sit in the back row in class moment.

    Does someone want to explain this to me.

    we have
    red - high stiffness

    green - medium stiffness

    Blue reduced/less stiffness

    or red reduced elasticity

    green normal elasticity

    blue increased elasticity

    Now people with plantar fascia related problems get symptoms from increased tension within the plantar fascia- research has shown that the fascia will become thickened and less elastic .

    But this research is saying as far as I can workout that the Fascia in those with symptoms is softer which I read as less stiff or more elastic .

    Somebody help me out I don´t get it.
     
  3. Mike:

    This one doesn't make sense to me either....something isn't right here. It would be interesting to read the full paper and see how accurate ultrasound is at determining the tensile force within the plantar fascia during weightbearing activities.
     
  4. I keep reading the abstract thinking no don´t get it.

    Anyone have a full text copy ?
     
  5. This experimental study does make sense to me.

     
  6. That's what you would expect I agree increased stiffness in the symptomatic patients.

    Tis a tangled web or the above study newsbot posted made a mess of things.
     
  7. NewsBot

    NewsBot The Admin that posts the news.

    Articles:
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    Gender-Related Effect of Aging on the Sonographic Appearance of Plantar Fascia
    Ju-Wen Cheng, Wen-Chung Tsai, and Tung-Yang, Yu
    Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain
     
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