North American Journal of Medical Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--5

Chronic plantar fasciitis is mediated by local hemodynamics: Implications for emerging therapies


Larry E Miller1, Daniel L Latt2 
1 Miller Scientific Consulting, Inc., Asheville, North Carolina, USA
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Correspondence Address:
Larry E Miller
Miller Scientific Consulting, Inc., 1854 Hendersonville Road, # 231, Asheville, North Carolina - 28803
USA

Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a common, disabling condition affecting millions of patients each year. With early diagnosis and timely application of traditional nonsurgical treatments, symptoms generally resolve over time. However, despite adequate treatment, 20% of patients will experience persistent symptoms. In these patients, minimally invasive therapies that augment local hemodynamics to initiate a regenerative tissue-healing cascade have the greatest potential to resolve long-standing symptoms. We performed a narrative review based on a best evidence evaluation of manuscripts published in Medline-indexed journals to determine the mechanisms involved in soft tissue injury and healing. This evaluation also highlights emerging minimally invasive therapies that exploit these mechanisms in recalcitrant PF.


How to cite this article:
Miller LE, Latt DL. Chronic plantar fasciitis is mediated by local hemodynamics: Implications for emerging therapies.North Am J Med Sci 2015;7:1-5


How to cite this URL:
Miller LE, Latt DL. Chronic plantar fasciitis is mediated by local hemodynamics: Implications for emerging therapies. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Mar 30 ];7:1-5
Available from: http://www.najms.org/article.asp?issn=1947-2714;year=2015;volume=7;issue=1;spage=1;epage=5;aulast=Miller;type=0