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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Breast Surgery
  •  Thoracic Surgery
  •  Surgical Oncology
  •  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  •  Minimally Invasive Surgery
  •  Pediatric Surgery
  •  Colon and Rectal Surgery
  •  Robotic Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2017;2(1):1752.Review Article | Open Access

Plantar Fasciitis and Current Treatment Approaches

Ayse Abit Kocaman, Sulenur Yildiz and Nilgün Bek

Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University, Turkey

*Correspondance to: Nilg´┐Żn Bek 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1752


Plantar fasciitis is the most common pathology of the musculoskeletal system, especially affecting the plantar fascia. Invasive and non-invasive treatment approaches have been shown to be effective when treatment mechanisms are considered biomechanically. In addition, non-invasive treatment applications, such as applications for restoration of muscle, bony and articular structures, correct alignment, enhancement of vascularization, and improvement of proprioceptive parameters, have been recorded in the literature. In this review study, plantar fasciitis formation mechanisms, clinical symptoms and evaluation, invasive and non-invasive treatment options, and physiotherapy and rehabilitation applications in conservative treatment options are given together with the results of the literature. In addition, the treatment protocol established with our clinical experiences is shared with the readers.


Foot; Plantar fasciitis; Treatment modalities; Rehabilitation

Cite the article

Kocaman AA, Yildiz S, Bek N. Plantar Fasciitis and Current Treatment Approaches. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1752.

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