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Plantar fascia stretching exercise for plantar fasciitis

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by NewsBot, Aug 1, 2006.

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    Plantar Fascia-Specific Stretching Exercise Improves Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: A Prospective Clinical Trial with Two-Year Follow-Up
    The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American). 2006;88:1775-1781.
     
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    Plantar fasciitis

    The above study is a follow up to this previous one by the same authors:
    Tissue-Specific Plantar Fascia-Stretching Exercise Enhances Outcomes in Patients with Chronic Heel Pain A Prospective, Randomized Study
    The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American) 85:1270-1277 (2003)
     
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    Effectiveness of calf muscle stretching for the short-term treatment of plantar heel pain: a randomised trial
    Joel A Radford , Karl B Landorf , Rachelle Buchbinder and Catherine Cook
    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007, 8:36
     
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  5. Scorpio622

    Scorpio622 Active Member

    The total time stretching in this study was not enough in my opinion. I have my patients do some type of calf stretch (active end-range DF, towel stretch, wall, step, etc) every hour for at least 1-2 minutes while awake AND in addition do a brief stretch prior to the "first step". In compliant patients, this works wonderfully.

    Nick
     
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    The influence of foot position on stretching of the plantar fascia.
    Flanigan RM, Nawoczenski DA, Chen L, Wu H, Digiovanni BF.
    Foot Ankle Int. 2007 Jul;28(7):815-22.
     
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    Static Progressive Stretch Brace as a Treatment of Pain and Functional Limitations Associated With Plantar Fasciitis
    A Pilot Study

    Neena K. Sharma, Janice K. Loudon
    Foot & Ankle Specialist, Vol. 3, No. 3, 117-124 (2010)
     
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    Plantar Fascia-Specific Stretching Versus Radial Shock-Wave Therapy as Initial Treatment of Plantar Fasciopathy
    Jan D. Rompe, Angelo Cacchio, Lowell Weil, Jr, John P. Furia, Joachim Haist, Volker Reiners, Christoph Schmitz and Nicola Mafful
    The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American). 2010;92:2514-2522.
     
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    The effectiveness of manual stretching in the treatment of plantar heel pain: a systematic review
    David Sweeting, Ben Parish, Lee Hooper and Rachel Chester
    Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2011, 4:19
     
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    Design and validation of a dynamic stretch splint for plantar fasciitis.
    Cheng HY, Ju YY, Lin CL.
    Med Eng Phys. 2011 Nov 23.
     
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    The Effectiveness of a Gastrocnemius/Soleus Stretching Program as a Therapeutic Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis.
    Garrett T, Neibert PJ.
    J Sport Rehabil. 2013 May 22.
     
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    Case-control study of stretching exercise on treatment of plantar fasciitis
    Wu CW, Zheng P, Wu J, Lu J, Yan A.
    Zhongguo Gu Shang. 2013 Apr;26(4):297-301.
     
  14. HUGHESA1

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    With any stretching exercises we must ask what is actually being stretched? If the plantar fascia is being supposedly stretched by extension of the hallux at the 1MTPJ with the foot in full pronation then it is acually more likely that the stretch will be directed to the flexor hallucis muscle and tendon as these are much more elastic structures than the fascia, any benefit therefore could be due to increased range into extensio at joint, not a longer fascia?
     
  15. toomoon

    toomoon Well-Known Member

    stress shielding may be the issue and one of the reasons it appears to work
     
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    The effectiveness of a gastrocnemius-soleus stretching program as a therapeutic treatment of plantar fasciitis.
    Garrett TR, Neibert PJ.
    J Sport Rehabil. 2013 Nov;22(4):308-12.
     
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    A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PLANTAR FASCIA TISSUE STRETCHING AND ACHILLES TENDON STRETCHING FOR CHRONIC HEEL PAIN
    REZIYA PARVEEN, A. KUMARESAN1, K. REKHA
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  21. LeonW

    LeonW Active Member

    Someone i treated swore on using strassburg socks to treat plantar fascitis. He said they really helped.
     
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    Comparative study of functional outcome between plantar fascia stretching and achilles tendon stretching exercises in choronic plantar fasciitis
    S Shrestha, S Rai, H Limbu, S Bajracharya
    Nepal Journal of Medical Sciences Vol.3(2) 2014: 84-88
     
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    Effectiveness of Plantar Fascia-Specific Stretching Exercises in Plantar Fasciitis
    Devrim OzerAlper KoksalAli OnerMehmet Akif Kaygusuz
    Med Bull Haseki 2015; 53: 295-298
     
  24. toomoon

    toomoon Well-Known Member

    "In addition to exercises, silicone heel pad and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) were added."
    So.. how do they make that conclusion? Was it the stretching.. or the heel pads.. or the NSAIDS.. or time?
     
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