The Journal of Medical Investigation
Online ISSN : 1349-6867
Print ISSN : 1343-1420
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Plantar Fascia Rupture in a Professional Soccer Player
Naoto SuzueToshiyuki IwameKenji KatoShoichiro TakaoTomohiko TateishiYoshitsugu TakedaDaisuke HamadaTomohiro GotoYoichiro TakataTetsuya MatsuuraKoichi Sairyo
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Volume 61 (2014) Issue 3.4 Pages 413-416

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We report the case of a 29-year-old male professional soccer player who presented with symptoms of plantar fasciitis. His symptoms occurred with no remarkable triggers and gradually worsened despite conservative treatments including taping, use of insoles, and physical therapy. Local corticosteroid injection was given twice as a further intervention, but his plantar fascia partially ruptured 49 days after the second injection. He was treated conservatively with platelet-rich plasma, and magnetic resonance imaging showed regenerative change of the ruptured fascia. Five months after the rupture, he returned to his original level of training. If professional athletes find it difficult to refrain from athletic activity, as in the present case, the risk of rupture due to corticosteroid injection should not be overlooked. J. Med. Invest. 61: 413-416, August, 2014

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