Plantar Fasciitis vs. Plantar Fasciosis - What's the Difference?

These are two terms that get thrown around frequently, yet sound similar, so what's the difference? 'Itis' is a term meaning inflammation while 'osis' is a term that means abnormal state. Like many conditions there is an acute phase and a chronic phase. More studies are suggesting that as time progresses (months) and the symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis persist, which most commonly include sharp heel pain and weight-bearing pain along bottom of the foot, this chronic phase loses its inflammatory state and becomes Plantar Fasciosis. Corticosteroid injections fail to serve a purpose once this inflammatory state is lost. The collagen in the fascia starts to unravel and thicken, similar to one app

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