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Plantar Fasciitis
Julia R. Crim, MD; Donna G. Blankenbaker, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Imaging

    • Top Differential Diagnoses

      • Pathology

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Low-grade tendon injury at origin of short flexors of foot due to chronic repetitive injury

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Relevant Anatomy

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Treatment

                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                • Consider

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Ehrmann C et al: Calcaneal attachment of the plantar fascia: MR findings in asymptomatic volunteers. Radiology. 272(3):807-14, 2014
                                  2. League AC: Current concepts review: plantar fasciitis. Foot Ankle Int. 29(3):358-66, 2008
                                  3. Neufeld SK et al: Plantar fasciitis: evaluation and treatment. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 16(6):338-46, 2008
                                  4. Abreu MR et al: Plantar calcaneal enthesophytes: new observations regarding sites of origin based on radiographic, MR imaging, anatomic, and paleopathologic analysis. Skeletal Radiol. 32(1):13-21, 2003
                                  5. Vohra PK et al: Ultrasonographic evaluation of plantar fascia bands. A retrospective study of 211 symptomatic feet. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 92(8):444-9, 2002
                                  6. Theodorou DJ et al: Disorders of the plantar aponeurosis: a spectrum of MR imaging findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 176(1):97-104, 2001
                                  7. Theodorou DJ et al: Plantar fasciitis and fascial rupture: MR imaging findings in 26 patients supplemented with anatomic data in cadavers. Radiographics. 20 Spec No:S181-97, 2000
                                  8. Grasel RP et al: MR imaging of plantar fasciitis: edema, tears, and occult marrow abnormalities correlated with outcome. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 173(3):699-701, 1999
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                                  References
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Imaging

                                    • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                      • Pathology

                                        • Clinical Issues

                                          • Diagnostic Checklist

                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                            • Definitions

                                              • Low-grade tendon injury at origin of short flexors of foot due to chronic repetitive injury

                                            IMAGING

                                            • General Features

                                              • Radiographic Findings

                                                • MR Findings

                                                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • Relevant Anatomy

                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                            • Presentation

                                                              • Treatment

                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                • Consider

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Ehrmann C et al: Calcaneal attachment of the plantar fascia: MR findings in asymptomatic volunteers. Radiology. 272(3):807-14, 2014
                                                                  2. League AC: Current concepts review: plantar fasciitis. Foot Ankle Int. 29(3):358-66, 2008
                                                                  3. Neufeld SK et al: Plantar fasciitis: evaluation and treatment. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 16(6):338-46, 2008
                                                                  4. Abreu MR et al: Plantar calcaneal enthesophytes: new observations regarding sites of origin based on radiographic, MR imaging, anatomic, and paleopathologic analysis. Skeletal Radiol. 32(1):13-21, 2003
                                                                  5. Vohra PK et al: Ultrasonographic evaluation of plantar fascia bands. A retrospective study of 211 symptomatic feet. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc. 92(8):444-9, 2002
                                                                  6. Theodorou DJ et al: Disorders of the plantar aponeurosis: a spectrum of MR imaging findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 176(1):97-104, 2001
                                                                  7. Theodorou DJ et al: Plantar fasciitis and fascial rupture: MR imaging findings in 26 patients supplemented with anatomic data in cadavers. Radiographics. 20 Spec No:S181-97, 2000
                                                                  8. Grasel RP et al: MR imaging of plantar fasciitis: edema, tears, and occult marrow abnormalities correlated with outcome. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 173(3):699-701, 1999