Indian Journal of Pain

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-

Elastic therapeutic taping in the management of plantar fasciitis


Amir Ateeq 
 Physiotherapist, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, J.N. Medical College and Hospital, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Amir Ateeq
Physiotherapist, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, J.N. Medical College and Hospital, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 002, Uttar Pradesh
India




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Ateeq A. Elastic therapeutic taping in the management of plantar fasciitis.Indian J Pain 2020;34:60-60


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Ateeq A. Elastic therapeutic taping in the management of plantar fasciitis. Indian J Pain [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 Sep 28 ];34:60-60
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Sir,

Plantar fascia is a thick aponeurotic fascial band. It originates from the medial tubercle of the calcaneus and forms the longitudinal arch of the foot. The basic function of the plantar fascia is to provide static and dynamic support to the arch of the foot. Plantar fasciitis (fasciosis) is the most noticeable condition, which is recognized when an affected individual takes initial steps after a period of inactivity. It worsens after prolonged weight-bearing or standing and causes significant pain and discomfort. The extrinsic factors which can lead to the development of plantar fasciitis include training on uneven surfaces and improper footwear. The intrinsic factors include obesity, foot structure, reduced plantar flexion strength and flexibility of the plantar flexor muscle, torsional malalignment of the lower extremity, and excessive pronation of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is found almost at every age in both genders and in several occupations.[1]

Anti-pronation elastic augmented high-dye taping applied to the gastrocnemius and plantar fascia produced an immediate decrease in plantar pressure while walking and improved pain scores. It reduces calcaneal eversion, increases arch height, increases plantar pressures in the lateral midfoot, decreases pressure in the medial forefoot and rearfoot, reduces tibialis posterior and tibialis anterior muscle activity, decreases foot motion, and limits ankle abduction and plantar flexion.[2]

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References

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2Martin RL, Davenport TE, Reischl SF, McPoil TG, Matheson JW, Wukich DK, et al. Heel pain-plantar fasciitis: Revision 2014. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2014;44:A1-33.