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Plantar Fasciitis Summary

Description: 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.

Also Known As: Fasciitis, Plantar; Fasciitis, Chronic Plantar; Plantar Fasciitis, Chronic; Chronic Plantar Fasciitis; Fasciitis, Plantar, Chronic Show All >>

Networked: 179 relevant articles (40 outcomes, 48 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Plantar Fasciitis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Type A Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum A Toxin) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 3 results : FDA 2
  2. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents (NSAIDs) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  3. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 9 results : IBA
  4. Dexamethasone (Maxidex) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 6 results : FDA 77 Generic
  5. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 1 outcome 3 studies in 6 results : IBA
  6. Glucose (Dextrose) : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results : FDA 175 Generic
  7. Angiotensin Receptor Antagonists : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  8. Nicotine : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : FDA 9
  9. Metformin (Glucophage) : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : FDA 4 Generic
  10. Anticoagulants : 1 outcome 1 study in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Plantar Fasciitis

  1. Pain (Aches)
  2. Shock
  3. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  4. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  5. Respiratory Tract Infections (Respiratory Tract Infection)
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Key Therapies for Plantar Fasciitis

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  1. Orthotic Devices (Orthosis) : 9 outcomes 9 studies in 34 results
  2. Injections : 5 outcomes 7 studies in 36 results
  3. Radiotherapy : 2 outcomes 6 studies in 12 results
  4. Splints : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 17 results
  5. Braces : 2 outcomes 1 study in 2 results
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