Fasciitis

Publication Title: 
American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation / Association of Academic Physiatrists

Eosinophilic fasciitis (EF), first described in 1974, is characterized by the sudden onset of painful swelling with induration of the soft tissues and peripheral eosinophilia, often after an episode of intense physical exertion. It rapidly progresses to joint contractures because of inflammation and fibrosis of the fascia. Of the 200 cases reported in the medical literature, most have responded positively to a prolonged course of oral prednisone. Although complete recovery is possible, more frequently signs and symptoms of EF persist.

Author(s): 
O'Laughlin, T. J.
Klima, R. R.
Kenney, D. E.
Publication Title: 
Zhongguo Gu Shang = China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

OBJECTIVE: To explore an exercise method for the prevention and treatment of the patients with shoulder and back fasciitis. METHODS: From 2006.8 to 2008.3, 120 patients with shoulder and back fasciitis were randomly divided into control group (n = 60, including 21 females and 39 males, the average age was (47.0 +/- 12.0) years, and the average course of disease was (14.1 +/- 12.0) months) and treatment group (n = 60,including 19 females and 41 males, the average age was (43.7 +/- 9.9) years, and the average course of disease was (16.4 +/- 13.4) months).

Author(s): 
Liu, Bao-Xin
Xu, Min
Huang, Cheng-Jun
Tang, Fu-Yu
Lou, Yu-Ming
Liang, Zhu
Liang, Wei-Bin
Wagn, Ji
Liang, Dong-Bo
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

Reiter's syndrome is an arthritic condition that has as its main diagnostic features polyarthritis, conjunctivitis and urethritis. It is not typically associated with lumbosacral symptomatology. This paper reports a case of Reiter's syndrome with lumbosacral myofascitis. Therapy and management are discussed. (J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1988;11:500-504).

Author(s): 
Irowa, G. O.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To report a method of radiographically assessing the presence of the posterior calcaneus subluxation involved in cases of unresponsive plantar fasciitis. Complete resolution of pain occurred following short lever manipulative procedures directed at the calcaneus. CLINICAL FEATURES: Two cases of plantar fasciitis which previously had received comprehensive podiatric treatment were referred for chiropractic assessment. Bilateral radiographs of the lateral feet were compared.

Author(s): 
Kell, P. M.
Publication Title: 
American Family Physician
Author(s): 
Steinmetz, M.
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