Plantar fasciopathy, also called plantar fasciitis or Lenoir's spine, will affect around 10% of the population at least once in a lifetime. Those who have already suffered from it know how annoying this pathology can be.
I would like to draw your attention to recent research. This scientific study focused on evaluating the long-term prognosis of people who have suffered from plantar fasciitis or Lenoir's spine. In other words, the researchers observed the condition of the fibers of the plantar fascia for 5 and 15 years. One of the most surprising results of this study is the following:
“The risk of still having plantar fasciitis after 5 years is 50%, 45.6% after 10 years and 44% after 15 years from the day the symptoms started. ”(Hansen, Krogh, et al. 2018)
Concretely, the study shows that about one in two people will still have symptoms of pain or discomfort in the heel after several years, even after having carried out one or more treatments to overcome plantar fasciitis or the spine. Black.
Worrisome, you say?
We know there are a multitude of different treatments, ranging from ice cream and cortisone injection to manual therapy, shock wave therapy, or foot orthotics. There are as many healthcare professionals who treat plantar fasciitis or Lenoir's spine as there are different treatments that can be undertaken with equally variable results ...
Many of these treatments focus on reducing the patient's pain. They aim to "reduce the inflammation" associated with plantar fasciitis. Once the reactive inflammatory phase "calmed down" by these treatments, the patient is often left to himself and few readjustments are made thereafter.