DIAGNOSIS OF PLANTAR FASCIATIS BY ULTRASOUND IMAGING IN SYMPTOMATIC SUBJECTS

Dr. Debashish Mishra, Dr. Rudra Narayan Dash, Dr. Gitanjali Satpathy

Abstract


Our aim of the study to diagnose plantar fasciitis by ultrasound imaging in symptomatic subjects. Plantar fasciitis is a disease of 10 % of the population mostly affect the young generation. In this study we have mainly focused on the thickness and echogenecity of the plantar fascia in the patients with plantar fasciitis. The subjects having symptoms & sign of plantar fasciitis were taken for the study from January 2016 to January 2018. These subjects were examined by orthopaedic specialists & provisionally diagnosed as plantar fasciitis. These subjects were examined by ultrasound machine LOGIQ-P5 with a linear probe 11 MHz. The thickness of the plantar fascia of the above subjects were having 5mm to 8mm (mean 6.5 mm) which is more than the normal thickness of the plantar fascia (4 mm). All the thickened plantar fascia were associated with hypo echoic echogenecity.

Ultrasound imaging is a valuable modality which plays an important role in the diagnosis of plantar fasciitis. Ultrasound is also a non invasive and cost effective modality available today.


Keywords


Plantar fasciitis, Ultrasound, symptomatic subjects, thickness of the plantar fascia, hypoechogenecity.

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