Impact of proximal medial gastrocnemius release in plantar fasciitis: a rapid review
Keywords:Fasciitis plantar, Fasciotomy, Muscle skeletal, Heel, Pain
Objective: Evaluate the effectiveness of proximal medial gastrocnemius release in plantar fasciitis.
Methods: An electronic search was performed, and prospective, randomized, comparative, and cadaveric clinical trials from 2012 to 2022 were considered as eligibility criteria, with a minimum sample of ten patients and with a follow-up ≥ one year.
Results: Eight articles written in English were identified and analyzed.
Conclusion: Although isolated proximal medial gastrocnemius release is the preferred technique for most patients, few studies with a high level of evidence demonstrate its long-term effectiveness in plantar fasciitis.
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