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Neural therapy of an athlete’s chronic plantar fasciitis: a case report and review of the literature

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Case Reports, August 2018
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Title
Neural therapy of an athlete’s chronic plantar fasciitis: a case report and review of the literature
Published in
Journal of Medical Case Reports, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13256-018-1770-4
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Authors

J. Fleckenstein, M. König, W. Banzer

Abstract

The focus of this case report is on the role of inflammation as a contributor to pain in plantar fasciitis and its cure by the injection of local anesthetics. This is a case report on a 24-year-old white man, a middle-distance runner, with chronic unilateral plantar fasciitis and perceived heel pain for almost 1.5 years. He was treated with neural therapy (that is, injection of < 1 ml procaine 1% which is a local anesthetic with strong anti-inflammatory properties) of the surgical scar and along the surgical puncture channel. The follow-up period from the time of first presentation until publication was 2.5 years. At admission, pain intensity (visual analog scale) in the affected leg was severe (10 cm, visual analog scale; range 0-10 cm) when walking and moderate (5 cm, visual analog scale) when standing. After the first session of injections he could stand pain-free and pain when walking was markedly reduced (- 90%). After the third session, he reported no pain in the affected leg and could return to sports at his former level (no difference in training load compared to non-injured state). There was no recurrence of inflammatory signs or heel pain despite intense athletics training up to the date of publication. In prolonged cases of plantar fasciitis, inflammation is an important component in the development of persistent pain. The results of our case describe the effects of three neural therapy sessions that abolished inflammation and associated heel pain. Neural therapy might be an effective and time-efficient approach in the treatment of plantar fasciitis, enabling an early return to sports.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 67 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 15%
Student > Master 9 13%
Student > Postgraduate 5 7%
Other 5 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 7%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 26 39%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 34%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 13%
Sports and Recreations 3 4%
Engineering 2 3%
Neuroscience 2 3%
Other 1 1%
Unknown 27 40%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 March 2019.
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#8,711,448
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#537
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#129,847
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#1
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