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What is the difference?

Posted by Pauline on 6/14/02 at 16:23 (087616)

Recently there have been patients saying they have been diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis, and others saying they have been diagnosed with Plantar Fibromatosis.

I don't think we have seen a posting describing the difference in these two if there is a difference. For the benefit of all could someone explain?

Re: What is the difference?

Dr. Zuckerman on 6/14/02 at 18:37 (087639)

Plantar fasciitis is where the fascia is swollen and thicken when it is chronic. Plantar fibromatosis is where there are cysts in the fasica bands. They are hard in texture and are due to a herniation of the fibers of the fasica. Can be very painful. Appear like small nodules . Can grow in size. and can be in multiple sites. Many times present without any pain . You can also get fibromatosis in the palm of the hand.

Re: What is the difference?

Dr. Zuckerman on 6/14/02 at 18:37 (087639)

Plantar fasciitis is where the fascia is swollen and thicken when it is chronic. Plantar fibromatosis is where there are cysts in the fasica bands. They are hard in texture and are due to a herniation of the fibers of the fasica. Can be very painful. Appear like small nodules . Can grow in size. and can be in multiple sites. Many times present without any pain . You can also get fibromatosis in the palm of the hand.