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Plantar Fasciitis

  • Brian W. Fullem
  • Amol Saxena

Abstract

Plantar fasciitis is one of the more common injuries in the general population and can be debilitating for an ­athlete. In a retrospective study of 2002 running injuries, it was a found that 157 of the injuries were plantar fasciitis (7.8%) and another study found that there are more than one million patient visits per year to medical pro­fessionals.1,2 The plantar fascia is the main supporting s­tructure of the foot and arch; it is vulnerable to injury.

Keywords

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Plantar Fascia Plantar Fasciitis Orthotic Device Abductor Hallucis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TampaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Sports MedicinePAFMG-Palo Alto DivisionPalo AltoUSA

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