Plantar Heel Pain (PHP)

Plantar Heel Pain (PHP)

Plantar Heel Pain – PLANTAAR FASCITIIS – More Common Than You Would Expect

Plantar Heel Pain or Plantaar Fascitis is a more common injury in sport than people think.

It can be caused by the different surfaces that players and athletes train or play on like indoor or futsal surface which is wooden, as well as AstroTurf pitches etc.

There are other causes too.

I have treated a number of players and athletes with Plantaar Fascitis but most recently a player from the Ireland Diabetic Futsal squad that I work with.

It can the treated by either applying kinesiology tape or getting a rolling pin and glass bottle and rolling it along the sole of the foot or a combination of both.

The player recovered well and was happy with the treatment 

Plantar Heel Pain – PLANTER FASCIITIS – In Medical Terms

Plantar fasciitis also known as Plantar Heel Pain (PHP) is a painful inflammatory  process of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue or ligament on the sole of the foot. It is often caused by overuse of the plantar fascia, increases in activities, weight or age. It is a very common condition and can be difficult to treat if not looked after properly.  Longstanding cases of plantar fasciitis often demonstrate more degenerative changes than inflammatory changes, in which case they are termedplantar fasciosis. The suffix “osis” implies a pathology of chronic degeneration without inflammatory.

DIAGNOSIS: The diagnosis of plantar fasciitis is usually made by clinical examination alone.  The clinical examination may include checking the patient’s feet and watching the patient stand and walk. The clinical examination will take under consideration a patient’s medical history, physical activity, foot pain symptoms and more. The doctor may decide to use imaging studies like X-ray, diagnostic ultrasound and MRI.

Heel bone with heel spur An incidental finding associated with this condition is a jheel spur, a small bony calcification on the calcans heel bone, in which case it is the underlying plantar fasciitis that produces the pain, and not the spur itself. The condition is responsible for the creation of the spur; the plantar fasciitis is not caused by the spur.  Sometimes ball-of-foot pain is mistakenly assumed to be derived from plantar fasciitis. A dull pain or numbness in the metatarsal region of the foot could instead be metatarsalgia, also called capsulitis. Some current studies suggest that plantar fasciitis is not actually inflamed plantar fascia, but merely an inflamed flexor digitorum brevis muscle (FDB) belly. Ultrasound evidence illustrates fluid within the FDB muscle belly, not the plantar fascia.

 

 

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Shoulder Pain- SERRATUS ANTERIOR PAIN

Because the serratus anterior is largely hidden from view underneath the shoulder blade, it is remarkably easy for both patients and clinicians to forget about this vital muscle. 

It originates from the underside of the shoulder blade near the inner edge and has a broad attachment to the ribs.

It gets its name from the way that it is serrated, like a knife blade, as it attaches into the ribs, and is anterior (forward to) the shoulder blade. 

Even though the serratus anterior is not visible on most people’s bodies, it is normally a very strong and fairly large muscle. 

And here is where the confusion REALLY sets in.  The serratus anterior has historically been though of as performing two primary functions. 

The first is to hold inner edge of the shoulder blade against the ribs, preventing ‘winging’ of the shoulder blade.

I have treated a number of players and athletes  suffering from shoulder pain –Serratus Anterior Pain.

The players recovered well and were happy with the treatment 

“No athlete is truly tested until they've stared an injury in the face and come out on the other side stronger than ever.”

Anonymous

“An injury is not just a process of recovery it’s a process of discovery.”

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Medial Knee Pain/Sprain

 

– MEDIAL KNEE PAIN or SPRAIN (MCL SPRAIN)

 

MEDIAL KNEE PAIN or SPRAIN (MCL SPRAIN) is a common sports occurrence, Medial knee pain is pain that occurs on the inner side of the knee and can be due to a number of problems.

It may come on gradually over time or may develop suddenly after a knee injury.

It may be a general inner knee pain, movement may be restricted or there may be a sharp pain.

It is very common to get pain on the medial side of the knee, because muscle weakness and/or tightness (which is very common) can subtly change the way the knee moves. This causes more force to go through the inner side of the joint, rather than distributing weight evenly through the whole joint, which results in damage to the inner side of the knee and therefore medial knee pain.

 

MEDIAL KNEE PAIN or SPRAIN (MCL SPRAIN) – Common causes of medial knee pain include;

  • An injury caused by a sport or exercise, such as running, that puts a strain on the knee joint.
  • Where a person has fallen on their knee or been in an accident.
  • Where there has been excessive twisting and tearing of the MCL

I treated a player on the Midlands Schoolboys League team that took part in the 2017 Kennedy Cup in UL in Limerick. I diagnosed it and treated the player and he made a successful recovery

Useful web article: medicalnewstoday

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