chapter  18
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Percutaneous Steroid Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

ByPhoebe A. Kaplan, Robert G. Dussault

The plantar fascia may rupture completely (usually from acute trauma or repeated steroid injections), be affected by inflammation, partial tears, and degeneration (plantar fasciitis), or develop fibromatosis (benign, proliferative masses arising from the fascia). Only plantar fasciitis will be discussed here because it is the condition that may be treated with steroid injections.