Andrew M McMillan

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BACKGROUND Chronic plantar heel pain (CPHP) is a generalised term used to describe a range of undifferentiated conditions affecting the plantar heel. Plantar fasciitis is reported as the most common cause and the terms are frequently used interchangeably in the literature. Diagnostic imaging has been used by many researchers and practitioners to investigate(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional observational study. OBJECTIVES To investigate the presence of soft tissue hyperemia in plantar fasciitis with power Doppler ultrasound. BACKGROUND Localized hyperemia is an established feature of tendinopathy, suggesting that neurovascular in-growth may contribute to tendon-associated pain in some patients. The presence of(More)
BACKGROUND Plantar fasciitis is the most commonly reported cause of chronic pain beneath the heel. Management of this condition commonly involves the use of corticosteroid injection in cases where less invasive treatments have failed. However, despite widespread use, only two randomised trials have tested the effect of this treatment in comparison to(More)
BACKGROUND Throughout the period of one year, approximately 50% of recreational runners will sustain an injury that disrupts their training regimen. Foot orthoses have been shown to be clinically effective in the prevention and treatment of several running-related conditions, yet the physical effect of this intervention during running remains poorly(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effectiveness of ultrasound guided corticosteroid injection in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. DESIGN Randomised, investigator and participant blinded, placebo controlled trial. SETTING University clinic in Melbourne, Australia. PARTICIPANTS 82 people with a clinical and ultrasound diagnosis of plantar fasciitis(More)
BACKGROUND Despite evidence supporting the use of foot orthoses in the prevention and treatment of several running related conditions, the physical effects of these devices during running is currently unclear. This limitation has clinical consequences in relation to dispensing foot orthoses, as the presumed biomechanical action may not be produced as(More)
BACKGROUND The sural nerve is a cutaneous nerve of the lower limb that innervates the posterolateral aspect of the lower leg, ankle, and foot. Considering this pattern, it is plausible that it contributes to the maintenance of postural stability. However, the implications of sensory loss following sural nerve injury have yet to be thoroughly investigated.(More)
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