Foot and ankle mobilisations for plantar fasciitis

This study examines the effect of midfoot and ankle mobilisations on plantar fasciitis.

Heel pain affects approximately 10% of the population and plantar fasciitis (better referred to as fasciosis or fasciopathy) is the leading cause of heel pain. The current, well-designed RCT (8/10 PEDro score) aimed to assess the efficacy of adding midfoot and ankle joint mobilisations to calf stretches in order to address reduced dorsiflexion which is often associated with plantar fasciosis. The authors found no significant differences between the 2 of groups for any of the outcomes. Both groups showed reduced pain and improved dorsiflexion after 4 weeks of either stretching or stretching AND mobilisations.


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