Surgical or Non-surgical Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis - A Randomized Clinical Trial

  • Jensen, Carsten (Overordnet koordinator)
  • Møller, Stefan (Koordinator)
  • Wester, Jens Ulrik (Koordinator)
  • Riel, Henrik (Koordinator)

Projekter: ProjektForskning



Plantar fasciitis (PF) is one of the most common causes of heel pain in 40-60 year old people. Approximately 10% of the population is affected by the disorder and the PF prevalence is 3.6-7.0%. The risk factors include decreased ankle dorsiflexion, overweight (BMI> 27), pronated foot position, and prolonged work and activity-related weight bearing. The condition affects both active and less active people. The typical symptoms are pain around the attachment of the foot's tendon mirror (fascia plantaris), especially the medial part. The pain is well defined and occurs during weight bearing activities or during the first steps after rest. The walking pattern is changed to relieve pain. Ultrasound scan is used to confirm the diagnosis (thickened tendon mirror> 4 mm). The condition is described as inflammatory, but the relationship between the initial inflammatory condition and the chronic tendon mirror overload injury (fasciopathy) is unknown and marked by degenerative changes. Although the majority of people improve within 1-2 years, the long-term prognosis is unknown. People with symptoms lasting > 7 months have poor prognosis and should be offered other treatment. Non-surgical treatment is often first line of treatment followed by surgical treatment. In this clinical trial investigators compare pain levels (FHSQ-DK) in people, who receive surgical treatment (radiofrequency microtenotomy, shoe inserts and patient education) and people who receive non-surgical treatment (strength training, shoe inserts and patient education) with a primary end-point at 6 months. The hypothesis is that surgical treatment is better than non-surgical treatment measured by FHSQ-DK (pain)
Effektiv start/slut dato01/10/201901/10/2022