plantar fasciitis

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plantar fasciitis

n.
Inflammation of the band of connective tissue on the sole of the foot, characterized by pain in the heel when walking.
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Objective: To explore the effect of extracorporeal shock wave therapy in patients with chronic plantar faciitis. Methods: The prospective study was conducted at Department of Orhopaedic, Regional Hospital, Limerick, Ireland from January to December 2004 and comprised 70 heels in 62 patients with chronic plantar fasciitis in whom conventional conservative treatment consisting of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, heel cup, orthoses and/or shoe modifications, local steroid injections had failed, and they were treated with low energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy.
Plantar faciitis. The New England Journal of Medicine, 350(21), 2159-2166.
Q My doctor says I have plantar faciitis. What is it?
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There are over 20 types of running injuries including plantar faciitis, shin splints, Achilles tendinitis, runner's knee, and iliotibial band syndrome.
Q I AM really bothered by plantar faciitis. Is there anything I can do for it other than lose weight?